Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID158568
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateVA
CountyFairfax
LocalityLittle Hunting Creek, a tributary of the Potomac
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
HUC10 NameCameron Run-Potomac River
HUC10 Number0207001003
HUC12 NameLittle Hunting Creek-Potomac River
HUC12 Number020700100307
Map
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Collection Day7
Collection Month5
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13766
Author:Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Date:2004
Title:Snakehead found in Virginia waters.
Journal:US Newswire
Publisher:http://releasesusnewswirecom/GetReleaseasp?id=174-051020045/11/2004.
Volume:2004
Issue:May 10
Reference 2
Ref. Number:20915
Author:Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
Date:2011
Title:National Museum of Natural History Vertebrate Zoology Ichthyology Collection
Publisher:Smithsonian Institution
CommentsImmature female.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
DisposalSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberUSNM 377167
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Class2
Size320 mm TL; 348 g
Number Preserved1


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