Ichthyological Research

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 355–362 | Cite as

Channa panaw, a new channid fish from the Irrawaddy and Sittang River basins, Myanmar

  • Prachya Musikasinthorn


Channa panaw sp. nov. (Channidae) is described from 32 specimens collected from the Irrawaddy and Sittang River basins, Myanmar. It is distinguishable from all known congeners by the combination of the following characters: 32–35 dorsal fin rays, 23–24 anal fin rays, 17–20 pectoral fin rays, 39–41 lateral line scales, 39–41 total vertebrae, one large scale on each side of the lower jaw (rarely 2 on one side), pelvic fin length always more than 50% of pectoral fin length, and 7–12 irregular black blotches on the upper half of the body.

Key words

Burma Channa panaw Channidae Myanmar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of IchthyologyTokyo University of FisheriesTokyoJapan

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