Specimen Information

Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
(Amazon Sailfin Catfish)

Specimen ID238610
Common NameAmazon Sailfin Catfish
CountyLos Angeles
LocalityWildlife Lake in Sepulveda Flood Control Channel. It goes into the naturalized Haskell Creek about 600 feet upstream of the channelized L. A. River Channel just NW of the jct of the 405 and 101 (Ventura) freeways just west of Van Nuys.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLos Angeles
HUC8 Number18070105
HUC10 NameUpper Los Angeles River
HUC10 Number1807010502
HUC12 NameTujunga Wash-Los Angeles River
HUC12 Number180701050208
Collection Day19
Collection Month6
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:20840
Author:Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
Title:Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History - Ichthyology Collection.
Publisher:Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
CommentsFound in a concrete lined outlet of the lake. See vouchers photos. Material saved for DNA analysis.
Record TypePersonal communication
DisposalLos Angeles County Natural History Museum ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberLACM 56698.002-56698.007
VerifierJon Armbruster - Auburn University
Number Collected8
Size6 - 8 in.
Number Preserved8
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Pterygoplichthys pardalis


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/13/2024].

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