African obscure snakehead
Parachanna obscura is a medium-sized carnivorous fish that has an elongated shape tapered on a both ends and is covered in medium circular scales. The head, resembling a snake, is long and depressed anteriorly and covered with cycloid scales slightly larger than those scales on the body.
This species is widely distributed from the Senegal River to the Chad system up to the Nile and Congo basins, including the Volta and Niger basins and many coastal basins in West Africa. In Lower Guinea known from most coastal basins.