Barca snakehead

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Barca snakehead
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Channidae
Genus: Channa
Species: C. barca
Binomial name
Channa barca
(F. Hamilton, 1822)

The Barca snakehead (Channa barca) is a rare species of snakehead. Its type location is Goalpara, a small city on the southern banks of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. In Assam, it is locally known as cheng garaka or garaka cheng.


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