Specimen Information

Chitala ornata
Chitala ornata
(Clown Knifefish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID154421
GroupFishes
GenusChitala
Speciesornata
Common NameClown Knifefish
StateNC
CountyLincoln
LocalityLake Norman Reservoir on the Catawba River
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Catawba
HUC8 Number03050101
HUC10 NameLower Lake Norman
HUC10 Number0305010112
HUC12 NameCatawba River-Lake Norman
HUC12 Number030501011204
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month1
Collection Year2002
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
CommentsLake Norman has a warmwater plume from several power plants.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size24 in TL
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