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Views: 23544 Description: The snakehead murrel (Channa striata)- VIral Meen - விரால் மீன் in tamil ) is a species of snakehead fresh water fish. It is also known as the common snakehead, chevron snakehead, andstriped snakehead. Viral meen kulambu and fry is very tasty and very famous in tamil nadu..also abudantly available in kauveery delta region ..Tanjore and Trichy.. It is native to South and Southeast Asia, and has been introduced to some Pacific Islands (reports from Madagascar and Hawaiiare misidentifications of C. maculata).
It grows up to a meter in length, though because of fishing, this size is rarely found in the wild. It has a widespread range covering southern China,Pakistan, most of India, southern Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and most of Southeast Asia. It has more recently been introduced to the outermost parts of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Mauritius.....
Username: Dr.R.Kishore Kumar MVSc., Added On: 2016 February 03