Britz, Anoop, Dahanukar and Raghavan 2019
Holotype: BNHS FWF 966 90.2mm SL. Paratype: BNHS FWF 967 80.1mm SL
Known only from the type locality: Oorakam, Malappuram, Kerala, India (11o03'52"N, 76o01'00"E).
Not known. The fishes were collected from a flooded paddy field and the actual habitat has not been discovered.
This species is considerably divergent from the genera Channa and Parachanna under a cox1 analysis (Britz et al. 2019). Much further work is necessary in order to understand its relationships within the Family.
As above only.
|Britz, R., Anoop, V.K., Dahanukar, H. and Raghavan, R.||Journal Article||2019||The subterranean Aenigmachanna gollum, a new genus and species of snakehead (Teleostei: Channidae) from Kerala, India|