Specimen Information

Monopterus cuchia
Monopterus cuchia
(cuchia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1613648
GroupFishes
GenusMonopterus
Speciescuchia
Common Namecuchia
StateLA
CountyOrleans
LocalityBayou St. John/Mirabeu Ave/east bank
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEastern Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090203
HUC10 NameCanal No 2-Frontal Lake Pontchartrain
HUC10 Number0809020301
HUC12 NameMetairie Canal-Canal No 2
HUC12 Number080902030103
Map
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Collection Day24
Collection Month6
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased ceremonial | released for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:34348
Author:Jordan, F., L.G. Nico, K. Huggins, P.J. Martinat, D.A. Martinez, and V.L. Rodriques
Date:2020
Title:Discovery of a reproducing wild population of the swamp eel Amphipnous cuchia (Hamilton, 1822) in North America
Journal:BioInvasions Records
Volume:9
Issue:2
Pages:367-374
CommentsOver seven sample sites, 50 total specimens where caught. With over 25 being juveniles ranging in TL from 43-69mm. About 25 Adults ranging in TL from 292-455. Captures from: Krysal Huggins (Xavier University New Orleans)/Peter Martinat (Xavier University New Orleans)/Frank Jordan (Loyola University New Orleans)/Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierFrank Jordan (Loyola University New Orleans)
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater-Brackish
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/25/2022].

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