Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1406816
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateMS
CountyBolivar
LocalityLake Whittington [an oxbow lake of the Mississippi River]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Greenville
HUC8 Number08030100
HUC10 NameLake Ferguson-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0803010001
HUC12 Name80301000100
HUC12 Number080301000100
Map
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Collection Day5
Collection Month6
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | released for food | dispersed
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:30022
Author:Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
Date:2017
Title:First confirmed snakehead fish caught in Mississippi lake
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalMississippi Museum of Natural Sciences ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberMMNS (to be determined)
VerifierMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size17 in; 1.3 lbs.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/22/2020].

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