Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID254201
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateMD
CountyCharles
Localitya stranded mud puddle adjacent to Mattawoman Creek off Sharpersville Rd. [~2 mi W of Waldorf]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Potomac
HUC8 Number02070011
HUC10 NameQuantico Creek-Potomac River
HUC10 Number0207001101
HUC12 NamePiney Branch-Mattawoman Creek
HUC12 Number020700110101
Map
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Collection Day27
Collection Month8
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statuseradicated
CommentsFound hiding in the mud under a stump with barely any water, an intermittant dry creek bed. See voucher photo of juveniles.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Year Classadult
Sizemale - 505mm, 921g; female - 505mm, 740g
Number Released0
Number of Juveniles30
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/3/2021].

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