Specimen Information

Channa maculata
Channa maculata
(Blotched Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID261358
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesmaculata
Common NameBlotched Snakehead
StateNC
CountyMecklenburg
LocalityPaw Creek arm of Lake Wylie [Catawba River], just W of Charlotte
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Catawba
HUC8 Number03050101
HUC10 NameMountain Island Lake-Catawba River
HUC10 Number0305010114
HUC12 NamePaw Creek-Lake Wylie
HUC12 Number030501011404
Map
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Collection Day19
Collection Month4
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusunknown
CommentsGravid female, caught in two feet of water. Subsequent electrofishing the following day found no additional specimens. See voucher photos. Previously misidentified as Northern Snakehead (Channa argus).
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalNC State Museum
Museum Cat NumberNCSM 53258
VerifierWalter R. Courtenay, Jr.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size31 in., 12.7 lbs.
Number of Breeding Females1
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/15/2019].

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