Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID238701
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateVA
CountyFairfax
LocalityMassey Creek [across the Occoquan River from city of Woodbridge]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
HUC10 NameOccoquan River-Potomac River
HUC10 Number0207001008
HUC12 NameBelmont Bay-Occoquan River
HUC12 Number020700100803
Map
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Collection Day3
Collection Month7
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusestablished
CommentsMany more young seen and 3 adults but not collected.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalethanol
Museum Cat NumberVirginia Tech
VerifierNick Lapointe, Virginia Tech
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected~100s
Year Class0
Size20 mm avg.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/31/2020].

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