Specimen Information

Monopterus cuchia
Monopterus cuchia
(cuchia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1418765
GroupFishes
GenusMonopterus
Speciescuchia
Common Namecuchia
StateNY
CountyQueens
LocalityMeadow Lake, northeast corner near mouth of creek
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBronx
HUC8 Number02030102
HUC10 NameBronx River-East River
HUC10 Number0203010201
HUC12 NameFlushing Creek-Flushing Bay
HUC12 Number020301020104
Map
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Collection Day10
Collection Month8
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased ceremonial | released for food
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33959
Author:Nico, L.G., A.J. Ropicki, J.V. Kilian, and M. Harper
Date:2019
Title:Asian swamp eels in North America linked to the live-food trade and prayer-release rituals
Journal:Aquatic Invasions
Volume:14
Issue:4
Pages:775-814
CommentsLarge frogs (possibly bull frogs) were also observed. Both the swamp eels and frogs appeared distressed. A man nearby said a large number of animals had been released by people to the lake a couple of hours earlier.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberUF 242919
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Preserved5
Photo
Monopterus albus


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