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Snakehead fish

A snakehead fish is any of about 25 species of the freshwater fish family Channidae, which is found in the Indo-Pacific region, epecially China and Sri Lanka, where they are considered a delicacy. The predatory fish has a long dorsal fin, small head, large mouth and teeth, and can survive on land for a short period of time (compare eel). They feed on other fish, earthworms, insects, aquatic birds and, occasionally, small mammals such as rats. Adult snakehead fish can reach a length of 1 meter and a weight of more than 6 kilograms.

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