NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Clarias batrachus
(Walking Catfish)
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID288404
Common NameWalking Catfish
CountyIndian River
LocalityApproximately 1504 29th Ave, in ditches near roundabout
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameVero Beach
HUC8 Number3080203
Collection Day6
Collection Month9
Collection Year2012
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24369
Author:The University of Georgia - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Title:EDDMapS database.
CommentsEDDMapS record = 2418725. "At 8:00pm and at 11:00pm. At 29th/15th street roundabout, northeast and northwest corner. Three were crossing the road after the rain at 8:00pm. Two were about one and 1/2 feet long. One was about one foot long. At 11:00pm I took two confirming pictures of a one foot fish in the ditch."
Record TypeLiterature
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected4
Size1-1.5 ft

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2015]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/29/2015].

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