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The giant snakehead is found in Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and possibly Burma. It has an oddly disjunctive distribution, inhabiting both Southeast Asia and southwest India, about 2500 km apart. The Indian population may be from an early human introduction, prior to the 19th century. In India, it is found in southern Tamil Nadu and through out Kerala, especially in Pechipparai, Chittar I & II, Neyyar and Temnalai Reservoirs. Ebanasar (1995) reported its distribution and biology from these reservoirs.
The giant snakehead has been reported already in six of the US states, including Wisconsin, Maryland, and parts of Virginia. (information from Wikipedia)
This spotting took place at Tulsa Zoo. After a lot of paperwork, a special USFWS permit was issued to transfer this fish from Toledo Zoo. He is nicknamed "Mr. Cuddles." ;-)