Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1633907
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateMD
CountyBaltimore
LocalityShallow Creek
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameGunpowder-Patapsco
HUC8 Number02060003
HUC10 NamePatapsco River-Chesapeake Bay
HUC10 Number0206000312
HUC12 NameStoney Creek-Patapsco River-Chesapeake Bay
HUC12 Number020600031204
Map
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Collection Day4
Collection Month8
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | released for food
Statusestablished
CommentsThe snakehead was found alive in a crab pot off a friend's pier. The fish was harvested and killed immediately upon identification.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater-Brackish
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/22/2020].

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