Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1546828
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateMS
CountyBolivar
LocalityLake Beulah, an oxbow lake adjacent to the Mississippi River in the town of Beulah
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Helena
HUC8 Number08020100
HUC10 NameLake Beulah-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0802010003
HUC12 NameLake Beulah-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number080201000302
Map
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Collection Day5
Collection Month6
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | dispersed
Statusunknown
CommentsA fry ball was seen with two adults. Only one adult captured. Flooded conditions from the Mississippi River were present.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalto be preserved
Museum Cat NumberMississippi Museum of Natural Science
VerifierMississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Year Classadult and fry
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/24/2020].

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