Specimen Information

Channa micropeltes
Channa micropeltes
(Giant Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID157112
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesmicropeltes
Common NameGiant Snakehead
StateWI
CountyRock
LocalityRock River, 2 miles below Janesville Dam.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Rock
HUC8 Number07090002
HUC10 NameMarsh Creek-Rock River
HUC10 Number0709000213
HUC12 NameCity of Janesville-Rock River
HUC12 Number070900021303
Map
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Collection Day4
Collection Month9
Collection Year2003
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26395
Author:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WIDNR)
Date:2008
Title:Wisconsin Statewide Fisheries Database via MARIS
Publisher:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Reference 2
Ref. Number:26408
Author:Loftus, A.
Date:2011
Title:Multi State Aquatic Resources Information System (MARIS) Master Database records via Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)
CommentsThis fish was inadvertently released back to the river. There are two thermal discharges in this area of the river. (see voucher photo of fish). Record from Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Management Database via BISON.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
Disposalreleased
VerifierDr. Walt Courtenay
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size~24 in.
Photo




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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/21/2021].

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