Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID159227
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateVA
CountyFairfax
LocalityDogue Creek [vicinity of Mt. Vernon]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
HUC10 NameCameron Run-Potomac River
HUC10 Number0207001003
HUC12 NameDogue Creek
HUC12 Number020700100306
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month7
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusestablished
CommentsCaught in the upper end of Dogue Creek near the Fort Belvoir Marina. This is the third snakehead caught by this angler in this area. This female specimen had 33 g of eggs.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Class3
Size418 mm; 647 g
Number of Breeding Females1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/21/2020].

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