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Bullseye Snakehead

Channa marulius

Description:

Snakeheads are distinguished from Bowfin by the position of pelvic fins (directly behind pectoral fins in snakeheads, farther posterior in Bowfin) and the size of the anal fin (elongate and similar in size to dorsal fin in snakeheads, short and much smaller than dorsal fin in Bowfin). Additionally, Bowfin can be identified by the presence of a bony plate between the lower jaws (gular plate) and a distinctive method of swimming using undulations of the dorsal fin.

Habitat:

This snakehead is found in many residential lakes and canals in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Florida

Notes:

Spotted in a man made lake.

1 Species ID Suggestions

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 3 years ago
Bullseye Snakehead
Channa marulius Bullseye Snakehead (Channa marulius) - FactSheet


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LilianaCampozano
LilianaCampozano 3 years ago

Thank you LuckyLogan for helping me ID Bullseye Snakehead (Channa marulius)

LilianaCampozano
Spotted by
LilianaCampozano

Florida, USA

Lat: 26.22, Long: -80.20

Spotted on May 29, 2016
Submitted on May 29, 2016

Spotted for Mission

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