|Scientific Name:||Channa striata|
|Species Authority:||(Bloch, 1793)|
Ophiocephalus striatus Bloch, 1793
As presently understood, Channa striata is a species complex.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Britz, R., Dey, S.C., Jha, B.R. & Allen, D.|
As currently understood, Channa striata is a species complex. It is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and is currently assessed as Least Concern, however the species requires taxonomic review and it should be re-assessed when this has been undertaken.
|Range Description:||The species is recorded from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Thailand and southern China. Possibly present in Bhutan.|
Native:Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam
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|Population:||There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Inhabits swamps, freshwater ponds, streams and tanks in the plains; prefers stagnant muddy waters and grassy tanks. It breeds in the rainy season.|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species are not known.|
|Conservation Actions:||This is a species complex and requires taxonomic revision.|
|Citation:||Chaudhry, S. 2010. Channa striata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 March 2014.|
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