Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID158852
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateVA
CountyFairfax
LocalityPotomac River in Pohick Bay, near Pohick Bay Regional Park and Fort Belvoir Military Installation
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
HUC10 NamePohick Creek
HUC10 Number0207001004
HUC12 NamePohick Creek
HUC12 Number020700100401
Map
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Collection Day27
Collection Month5
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13776
Author:Dixon, J.
Date:2004
Title:Press Release: Another snakehead fish caught in Potomac River.
Publisher:VA Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries.
CommentsIn same general area as previous snakeheads. Fishermen said they've caught others in the area in the past 2 weeks. Immature female.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Class2
Size368 mm TL
Number of Females1


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