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Channa argus

Species Type 
Aquatic Vertebrate
LHPrism Status 
Tier 2 - Emerging
Key Characteristics 
Can exceed 33 inches in length
Generally light brown with dark, leopard-like patches along the sides
Large with many sharp teeth
Dorsal Fin
Supported only by rays, runs the entire length of the body
Broad, flattened head with a torpedo shaped body

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Impacts of this species 

Predatory, voracious eaters of native flora and fauna. Snakeheads can eat other fish that are up to 33% of their size.