Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 44(2): 153-155, doi: 10.3750/AIP2014.44.2.09
The first European record of the Indonesian snakehead, Channa micropeltes (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Channidae)
expand article infoS. Piazzini, I. Segos, L. Favilli, G. Manganelli
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A specimen of Indonesian snakehead, Channa micropeltes (Cuvier, 1831), 76.5 cm long (TL) and weighing 5.8 kg, was caught on 22 November 2012 in a small pool fed by a subthermal spring at Le Caldane (Colle di Val d’Elsa, Siena, Tuscany, Italy). This catch constitutes the first record of C. micropeltes in Europe.
Tuscany, Italy, alien species