Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID6588
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionChanna argus is susceptible to infection from a Mycobacterium isoplate. While the pathogenicity in other fishes and the zoonotic potential of this isolate are unknown, mycobacteriosis has potentially serious implications if introduced into the Great Lakes.
Reference42016
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationPotomac River

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