Piazzini S., Segos I., Favilli L., Manganelli G. 2014. The first European record of the Indonesian snakehead, Channa micropeltes (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Channidae). Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 44 (2): 153–155.
A specimen of Indonesian snakehead, Channa micropeltes (Cuvier, 1831), 76.5 cm long (TL) and weighing 5.8 kg, was caught on 22 November 2012 in a small pool fed by a subthermal spring at Le Caldane (Colle di Val d’Elsa, Siena, Tuscany, Italy). This catch constitutes the first record of C. micropeltes in Europe.
Tuscany, Italy, alien species