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Channidae

The snakehead is a family with two genera (Asia: Channa, Africa: Parachanna) which consists of 30 scientific valid species of freshwater fish.

The predatory fish is distinguished by a long dorsal fin, small head with large head scales on top, large mouth and teeth.

Snakeheads are prompting fears that it could become an invasive species and cause ecological damage.

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