Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID6589
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionAdult Channa argus show significant diet overlap with largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), with both consuming a large proportion of fundulids and other centrarchids in the lower Potomac River. Overall, little evidence for potential direct competition between northern snakehead and native predators were found in this study.
Reference24962
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationPotomac River

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/22/2024].

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