NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID156784
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
LocalitySt. Johns River, below Lake Harney at Rt 46 crossing
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper St. Johns
HUC8 Number3080101
Collection Day11
Collection Month2
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayreleased food fish
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13490
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., and J.D. Williams.
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
Title:Florida Museum of Natural History - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History.
CommentsOne specimen collected by Cambodian angler; given to Snelson's students. Students collected a second [ID#156725]. Later attempts to collect this species with electrofishing gear failed.
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberUF 117150
VerifierFF Snelson
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected1
No Preserved1

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2015]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/28/2015].

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