This key is a guide to identify the nine species of channid fishes presently known/described to be distributed in the Brahmaputra River basin, these are Channa amphibeus, C. aurantimaculata, C. barca, C. bleheri, C. gachua, C. marulia, C. punctata, C. striata. C. spec. Assam is not yet included, since it is not yet described. C. amphibeus, C. aurantimaculata, and C. bleheri are considered endemic to that basin.
|The brahmaputra stream and its neighbouring Indian states. In Dibrugarh, Channa like bleheri or aurantimaculata were found.|
1 or 2 large scales on each side of lower jaw
Scale absent on lower jaw© 2001 - 2002 snakeheads.org