Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)

Specimen ID156793
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
CountyAnne Arundel
LocalityWalking Fish Pond [= MacQuillium Pond] in Crofton behind shopping center, adjacent to Route 3 near the intersection of Crawford Blvd.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NamePatuxent
HUC8 Number02060006
HUC10 NameLittle Patuxent River
HUC10 Number0206000602
HUC12 NameTowsers Branch-Little Patuxent River
HUC12 Number020600060203
Collection Day9
Collection Month9
Collection Year2002
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13490
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., and J.D. Williams.
Title:Snakeheads (Pisces: Channidae): A biological synopsis and risk assessment. Circular 1251.
Publisher:United States Geological Survey
Pages:143 pp
Comments2 decomposed fish; no more found after this
Record TypeLiterature
Number Collected2
Year Classadult
Size16 and 27.5 in. TL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/28/2021].

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