NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID156725
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateFL
CountyVolusia
LocalitySt. Johns River, below Lake Harney at Rt 46 crossing
HUC8 NameUpper St. Johns
HUC8 Number3080101
Map
Collection Day4
Collection Month3
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayreleased food fish
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13490
Author:Courtenay, Jr., W.R., and J.D. Williams.
Date:2004
Title:Snakeheads (Pisces: Channidae): A biological synopsis and risk assessment. Circular 1251.
Publisher:United States Geological Survey
Pages:143 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:18857
Date:2009
Title:Florida Museum of Natural History - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History.
CommentsTwo individuals were caught in the St. Johns River below Lake Harney, Seminole and Volusia counties in 2000 [See ID#156784]. There are unconfirmed reports of three additional specimens collected nearby. Courtenay and Williams (2004) regard the species as present not establish.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberUF 117151
VerifierFF Snelson
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected1
No Preserved1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/19/2014].

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