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  • Title
    Channa pardalis, a new species of snakehead (Teleostei: Channidae) from Meghalaya, northeastern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Channa pardalis, a new species of snakehead, is described from Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, northeastern India.  This species can be distinguished from its congeners by a unique colour pattern consisting of numerous large black spots on the post-orbital region of the head, opercle and body; a broad white and black margin to the dorsal, anal and caudal fins; 36–37 dorsal fin rays; 24–25 anal fin rays; 44–45 pored scales on the body and two scales on the caudal fin base; 4½ scales above lateral line and 6½ scales below lateral line; 45 vertebrae and the palatine with two rows of teeth: outer row with numerous minute teeth and inner row with short, stout inward curved teeth.  
    Attribution
    Knight J.D. Marcus; Journal of Threatened Taxa Vol 8, No 3 (2016) 26/3/2016; pp. 8583-8589; 10.11609/jott.2168.8.3.8583-8589