Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1713970
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StatePA
CountyPhiladelphia
LocalitySchuylkill River Canal, at Manayunk
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSchuylkill
HUC8 Number02040203
HUC10 NameLower Schuylkill River
HUC10 Number0204020310
HUC12 NamePlymouth Creek-Schuylkill River
HUC12 Number020402031007
Map
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Collection Day23
Collection Month7
Collection Year2023
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed
Statusestablished
CommentsAngler report submitted to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). Video of adult Northern Snakehead of unknown sex swimming in canal. The angler was unable to catch the fish. Video was reviewed by PFBC staff on 7/31/23 and identification was confirmed as Northern Snakehead.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierPennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/28/2024].

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