This short passage is the accepted definition of the genus name Channa It is the 2nd ever having published the description of the species ChannaThis description relies on Theodor Laurens Gronovius book Zoophylacium Gronovianum
Apodes Pinnis ventralibus veris nullis. Channa. Gronow. Os lattisimum. Abdomen planum. Os dentibus minimis. Membrana branch. Off. 5). Pinnae inermes, 5).
This passage was published in the book with the above title on page 459 and was published in Prague 1777.© 2001 - 2002 snakeheads.org