Specimen Information

Channa micropeltes
Channa micropeltes
(Giant Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID156067
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesmicropeltes
Common NameGiant Snakehead
StateMD
CountyAnne Arundel
LocalityBaltimore Inner Harbor
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameGunpowder-Patapsco
HUC8 Number2060003
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month9
Collection Year2002
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13334
Author:Thomson, C.
Date:2002
Title:Crabber nets snakehead in Inner Harbor; no threat to bay.
Publisher:Baltimore Sun
Volume:9
Issue:7
Reference 2
Ref. Number:13490
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., and J.D. Williams.
Date:2004
Title:Snakeheads (Pisces: Channidae): A biological synopsis and risk assessment. Circular 1251.
Publisher:United States Geological Survey
Pages:143 pp
CommentsFish was in distress in the salt water. Taken to the Maryland DNR.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierCourtenay, Walt
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1
Size22 in.


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