Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1658469
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateMA
CountyNorfolk
LocalityCanton Reservoir [Reservoir Pond]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCharles
HUC8 Number01090001
HUC10 NameNeponset River-Frontal Boston Harbor
HUC10 Number0109000108
HUC12 NameEast Branch Neponset River
HUC12 Number010900010802
Map
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Collection Day27
Collection Month8
Collection Year2021
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium | unknown
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:36815
Author:Georgiou, A.
Date:2021
Title:Massachusetts man catches strange invasive fish that moves on land, breathes air
Publisher:Newsweek
Reference 2
Ref. Number:36816
Author:Meehan, D.
Date:2021
Title:Fangs, beady eyes and slime: Massachusetts angler hauls in rare invasive fish in Canton
Publisher:WCVB
Reference 3
Ref. Number:36863
Author:Taliesin, J.
Date:2021
Title:Man Catches Rare Invasive Snakehead Fish in Canton Reservoir.
Publisher:Boston.con
CommentsReported as weighing 5 pounds and 30 inches in length.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/20/2021].

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