Specimen Information

Monopterus cuchia
Monopterus cuchia
(cuchia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID241066
GroupFishes
GenusMonopterus
Speciescuchia
Common Namecuchia
StateNJ
CountyPassaic
LocalityPassaic River at Paterson's Westside Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameHackensack-Passaic
HUC8 Number02030103
HUC10 NameLower Passaic River
HUC10 Number0203010308
HUC12 NamePeckman River-Passaic River
HUC12 Number020301030802
Map
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Collection Day12
Collection Month8
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased ceremonial
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:16652
Author:Henry, S.
Date:2007
Title:Buddhists release creatures into Passaic.
Publisher:Herald News
Reference 2
Ref. Number:16653
Author:Henry, S.
Date:2007
Title:Origin of reptiles remains a mystery.
Publisher:Herald News
Reference 3
Ref. Number:16651
Author:Henry, S.
Date:2007
Title:Authorities find a lot wrong with Buddhist reptile rite.
Publisher:Herald News
Reference 4
Ref. Number:33959
Author:Nico, L.G., A.J. Ropicki, J.V. Kilian, and M. Harper
Date:2019
Title:Asian swamp eels in North America linked to the live-food trade and prayer-release rituals
Journal:Aquatic Invasions
Volume:14
Issue:4
Pages:775-814
CommentsPrayer release by Buddhists; photo of swamp eels; species is not M. albus
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
VerifierDr. Leo Nico - U.S. Geological Survey
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Photo
Monopterus albus


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