Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID158674
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateVA
CountyFairfax
LocalityPotomac River at Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
HUC10 NameOccoquan River-Potomac River
HUC10 Number0207001008
HUC12 NameOccoquan Bay-Potomac River
HUC12 Number020700100805
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month5
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13773
Author:Associated Press.
Date:2004
Title:Another Snakehead Found In Potomac River.
Publisher:Newsday.com
Issue:May 17
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
CommentsMale specimen. Originally reported as Occoquan Bay near Woodbridge. Angler wanted to protect his favorite fishing hole location. The catch site is about 5 miles south of where an angler reeled in a 12-inch snakehead May 7 near Mount Vernon.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
DisposalSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberUSNM 377168
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Class2
Size337 mm TL; 400 g
Number Preserved1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/17/2020].

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