Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1651138
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateMD
CountyWicomico
LocalityWetipquin Creek
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNanticoke
HUC8 Number02080109
HUC10 NameLower Nanticoke River
HUC10 Number0208010905
HUC12 NameWetipquin Creek-Nanticoke River
HUC12 Number020801090505
Map
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Collection Day25
Collection Month5
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | released for food
Statusestablished
CommentsOne snakehead was harvested while fishing for white perch. The fish was killed and kept for food.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/20/2024].

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