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Advances in Ecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 145056, 4 pages
Research Article

Occurrence of Malabar Snakehead, Channa diplogramma (Perciformes: Channidae) from River Valapattanam, Western Ghats of Kerala, India

1Faculty of Fisheries, College of Fisheries, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Ernakulum, Kerala 682 506, India
2School of Applied Science, Temasek Polytechnic, 21 Tampines Avenue 1, Singapore 529757

Received 25 April 2014; Revised 28 May 2014; Accepted 24 June 2014; Published 8 July 2014

Academic Editor: Calum MacNeil

Copyright © 2014 Sajan Sajeevan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the occurrence of Channa diplogramma in the Valapattanam River in March 2013 and this study adds to the species record of C. diplogramma in terms of diversity and range distribution in the River Valapattanam and South India.