Specimen Information

Monopterus albus
Monopterus albus
(Asian Swamp Eel)

Specimen ID32438
Common NameAsian Swamp Eel
LocalityChattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell in a spring-fed pond, north side of Chattahoochee River about 1 mile west of Rt 19 and 1 to 2 miles west of Rt. 400.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Chattahoochee
HUC8 Number03130001
HUC10 NameSope Creek-Chattahoochee River
HUC10 Number0313000111
HUC12 NameMarch Creek-Chattahoochee River
HUC12 Number031300011102
Collection Day27
Collection Month9
Collection Year1994
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Commentsestablished for at least 5 years. Starnes has another specimen at the Smithsonian. 7 juveniles collected over the years, no adults. pond choked w/ Elodea. Gambusia and bluegill present.
Record TypePersonal communication
DisposalDick Bryant's aquarium
VerifierWayne Starnes-Smithsonian
Number Collected1
Year Classjuv
Size~10 cm


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