Channa hoaluensis Nguyen, 2011
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Family:  Channidae (Snakeheads)
Max. size:  25.5 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Vietnam.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 48-49; Anal soft rays: 31-32; Vertebrae: 56-57. Can be diagnosed by having deep and narrow mouth, arc length greater than width, 62-64 lateral line scales, 56-57 vertebrae, 4-6 gill rakers on first arc, flat tongue with thin tip slightly rounded, occupying the width of the mouth cavity, and body with 7-8 horizontal stripes (Ref. 91062).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.12.12

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