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Northern Snakehead 10"-11"

RM 150.00



Northern Snakehead 

  • Enlarged scales on head
  • Single long dorsal fin
  • No bony plates on underside of head
  • Pelvic fins closer to head compared to bowfin
  • Anal fin almost as long as dorsal fin
  • No eyespot on caudal peduncle (tail)

The snakehead has been dubbed a “frankenfish” because of its reptile-like behaviour, aggressive eating habits and mouthful of long, sharp teeth.The northern snakehead is a voracious predator that lives in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in water temperatures ranging from 0° to 30°C. It has been reported to travel on land for short distances by wiggling its body forward.