|This is a (proven) female channa aurantimaculata swimming in one tank of snakeheads.org. This species is one of the lattest described species. This fish is endemic and is found in the same area as C. bleheri, i.e. Dibrugarh, Assam (India). We believe this is a female specimen.|
C. aurantimaculata is often sold either as C. barca or as C. stewartii.
On this picture you can nicely see why this fish is no C. barca or no C. stewartii: C. aurantimaculata has 5 strong dark stripes on his pectoral fin. C. stewartii has no stripes on his pectoral at all.