Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID6482
Impact TypeRecreation
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn the Potomac River, the habitat and feeding preferences of Channa argus appears to overlap with the recreationally important largemouth bass. This species has been observed to consume killifish, an important prey for white and yellow perch, as well as white perch itself, posing a potential impact on commercial and recreational fisheries.
Reference15735
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationPotomac River

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