Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Channidae
Etymology: Channa: Greek, channe, -es = an anchovy (Ref. 45335); nox: From the dark body color of the fish.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical, preferred ?
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43157)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 31 - 33;
Vertebrae: 53 - 55. Dorsal surface of the body dark; 8-11 irregular (often anteriorly pointed V-shaped) black blotches or bands on upper half of the body; a white-rimmed black ocellus on caudal peduncle; sparse white spots on body and dorsal and caudal fins. Hyomandibular process with the mid- to lower lateral edge mesially protruded. One to 2 small to medium-sized scales found on the undersurface of each side of the lower jaw. Pelvic fin absent. Cheek scales 9-13 (Ref. 43157).
Generally restricted to relatively narrow regions, characterized by humid rainforest climate (Ref. 43157).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, C.-G., P. Musikasinthon and K. Watanabe, 2002. Channa nox, a new channid fish lacking a pelvic fin from Guangxi, China. Ichthyol. Res. 49(2):140-146. (Ref. 43157)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .