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Parachanna obscura  (Günther, 1861)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 642606

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Channa obscura (Günther, 1861)
    Ophiocephalus obscurus Günther, 1861
    Parophiocephalus obscurus (Günther, 1861)
  Common Name(s): African obscure snakehead [English]
    African snakehead [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                  FamilyChannidae Fowler, 1934 – snakeheads, cabezas de serpiente, têtes-de-serpent  
                                     GenusParachanna Teugels and Daget, 1984  
                                        SpeciesParachanna obscura (Günther, 1861) – African obscure snakehead, African snakehead  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Parachanna obscura   
  Source: Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes, 02-May-2022, website (version 02-May-22)  
  Acquired: 2022   
  Notes: Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & van der Laan, R. (eds) 2022. ESCHMEYER'S CATALOG OF FISHES: GENERA, SPECIES, REFERENCES. ( Electronic version accessed 05 May 2022   
  Reference for: Parachanna obscura   
  Source: FAO AFSIS species list, 01-Jul-2021, database (version 01-Jul-21)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS) list of species for fishery statistics purposes. Available at   
  Reference for: Parachanna obscura, African obscure snakehead [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Bonou, Clément A., and Guy G. Teugels  
  Publication Date: 1985   
  Article/Chapter Title: Révision systématique du genre Parachanna Teugels et Daget 1984 (Pisces: Channidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Revue d'Hydrobiologie Tropicale, vol. 18, no. 4   
  Page(s): 267-280   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0240-8783   
  Reference for: Parachanna obscura   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Courtenay, Walter R., Jr., and James D. Williams  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Snakeheads (Pisces, Channidae): a biological synopsis and risk assesment   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Circular 1251   
  Page(s): v + 143   
  Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey   
  Publication Place: Reston, Virgina, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 060793720   
  Notes: doi: 10.3133/cir1251   
  Reference for: Parachanna obscura, African snakehead [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Teugels, Guy G., and Jacques Daget  
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title: Parachanna nom. nov. for the African snake-heads and rehabilitation of Parachanna insignis (Sauvage, 1884) (Pisces, Channidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Cybium, vol. 8, no. 4   
  Page(s): 1-7   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0399-0974   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Parachanna obscura   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  






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