Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)

Specimen ID278612
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
CountyNew Castle
LocalityBecks Pond [E of Glasgow]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBrandywine-Christina
HUC8 Number02040205
HUC10 NameChristina River
HUC10 Number0204020505
HUC12 NameMuddy Run
HUC12 Number020402050501
Collection Day19
Collection Month8
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
CommentsReported by a teenager who was bitten while trying to collect juveniles. One 25-in. adult collected, two 14-16 in adults seen but eluded capture. Hundreds of juveniles collected and killed.
Record TypePersonal communication
Number Collected3 adults
Year Classadults and juveniles
Size567 mm TL
Number of Females1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/22/2024].

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