Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID164400
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 Day29
Collection Month4
Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusestablished
CommentsTwo specimens caught at Mt. Vernon Yacht Club, the other two caught at Ft. Belvoir Marina. Sizes 535 mm, 1610 g,6-yr female w/eggs; 566 mm, 1840 g, 5-yr female w/eggs; 293 mm, 247 g, 2-yr female; and 420 mm, 532 g, 4-yr female w/ eggs.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4
Year ClassSee comments
SizeSee comments
Number Released0
Number of Breeding Females3


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/25/2020].

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