Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1548417
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateMD
CountyWicomico
LocalityWetipquin Creek, east of the Wetipquin Road bridge, on the north branch
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNanticoke
HUC8 Number02080109
HUC10 NameLower Nanticoke River
HUC10 Number0208010905
HUC12 NameWetipquin Creek-Nanticoke River
HUC12 Number020801090505
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month7
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed
Statusestablished
CommentsThe three northern snakehead fish were caught while sport fishing for White perch. The three fish were harvested and killed on site.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater-Brackish
Number Collected3


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/24/2021].

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