Channa micropeltes, giant snakehead, giant mudfish or Indonesian snakehead, is among the largest species in the family Channidae, capable of growing to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) in length and a weight of 20 kg (44 lb). This is the most ferocious and savage of all our freshwater predators. The variability of the gustatory sensibility in salmonids, with special reference to strain differences in rainbow trout, Morphological and functional characteristics of the olfactory and gustatory organs of three. It comprises basal parts and processes of light and dark cells that intermingle with the dendritic endings of taste sensory neurons. The sensory signals emanated by new and uncommon food organisms lose their inertness and become effective stimuli for fishes during a period of adaptation to new food. In contrast with all other fish sensory systems that are involved in multiple functions (e.g., communication, orientation, prey–predator interactions, breeding, territory and homing recognition), the sense of taste, or gustation, mediates only feeding behaviour and this is mostly related to evaluation of the quality of food items prior to consumption. Type I protrude above the surrounding epithelium and have a depression around their base. The rate of disintegration varied with the concentration of detergents to which the fish were exposed and with time of exposure (Bardach et al., 1965). In such circumstances fishes are able to compensate for loss of one sense by an improvement in the alternative one. Undoubtedly this fish provides the angler with heart stopping thrills in our Malaysian waters! Gustatory specifity for amino acids in the facial taste system of the carp, Feeding behavior mediated by chemoreception in the bitterling, Chemosensory mediation of food searching in the Buenos Aires tetra, Feeding behavior and responsivity to food odors in Nile tilapia. You may also like.