Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID6472
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionWorking with researchers in Japan, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) identified nematodes observed in Channa argus captured from the Potomac River as eustrongylides, native to United States waters; these are typically carried by the killifish the snakehead feeds on.
Reference32166
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationPotomac River

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