Metadata

Aenigmachanna gollum

Britz, Anoop, Dahanukar and Raghavan 2019

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
AnabantiformesChannoideiChannidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

India

Types

Holotype: BNHS FWF 966 90.2mm SL. Paratype: BNHS FWF 967 80.1mm SL

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: Oorakam, Malappuram, Kerala, India (11o03'52"N, 76o01'00"E).

Habitat

Not known. The fishes were collected from a flooded paddy field and the actual habitat has not been discovered.

Systematics

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.

Biological Notes

Nothing known.

Conservation Status

TLO [NE]

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

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