Channa brunnea Praveenraj, Uma, Moulitharan & Kannan, 2019
Brown bleheri
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Family:  Channidae (Snakeheads)
Max. size:  10.98 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Asia: India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 35-37; Anal soft rays: 24-24; Vertebrae: 43-43. This species is distinguished from its congenrs by the following characters: body uniformly dark brown, caudal fin with ochre to bright-orange blotches; dorsal-fin rays 35-37 (vs. 47-51); anal-fin rays 24 (vs. 28-32); fewer vertebrae 43 (vs. 45-57); lateral-line scales 43-46 (vs. 51-63) (Ref. 120631).
Biology:  Inhabits a swamp with silty bottom and lush aquatic vegetation> Lays floating eggs, with the mail guarding the nest (Ref. 120631).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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