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Volume 13 | Number 1 | May 2024 v13i1.324 volume 13 number 1low


Volume 13 | Number 1 | May 2024
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ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 7 July 2023
Accepted date: 30 April 2024
Published date: 30 May 2024
Pp. 30.

On the parental care of the dwarf snakehead (Channa kelaartii) in Sri Lanka

J. Bandara*, M.P. Gunawardena & S.R.D Ranaweera
*Corresponding author. E-mail: janaminabandara@gmail.com

The dwarf snakehead, Channa kelaartii (Günther, 1861) is a freshwater fish, widely distributed in streams and ponds of Sri Lanka and south India. This paper describes a record of intraspecific aggression behavior exhibited by C. kelaartii as a display of parental care in a natural ecosystem, along with a few other observations on parental care and protective instincts. Fishes were identified in the field, based on their morphological characters.

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