Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID160180
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateVA
CountyFairfax
LocalityMulligan Pond (Ft. Belvoir, Dogue Creek off-shoot near headwaters)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
Map
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Collection Day29
Collection Month8
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusestablished
CommentsThis female reabsorbed her eggs (7 g). There was a 140 mm gizzard shad in the stomach. Sampling in the pond on 9/2/04 was negative. This was the 19th northern snakehead taken from this region recently.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Class4
Size432 mm, 748 g
Number Released0
Number Preserved1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/23/2020].

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