Species Details

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Squarehead Catfish Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chaca chaca
Family : Chacidae
Order : Silurifirmes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Angler Catfish
Habitat : River,Pond,Canal,Beel
Description : Body of Squarehead Catfish is depressed anteriorly and tapering posteriorly.Very large, depressed and rectangular shaped head.Mouth very wide.3 pairs od barbels present.Body green and black above.Large black spots present in the posterior half of the body. It inhabits rivers, canals, and ponds within grassland, scrubland, deciduous forest, and rainforest habitats. Growing up to 26.0 cm (10.2 inches), this species is also present in the aquarium trade.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Teigler, Frank([email protected]),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.