Specimen Information

Monopterus albus
Monopterus albus
(Asian Swamp Eel)

Specimen ID32439
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 Year1989
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
CommentsThese eels began showing up at least 5 years prior to a 1994 collection when confirmation of specimens occurred according to the nature center manager.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierWayne Starnes, NC Museum Natural History/Smithsonian
Year Classjuvenile
Size~10 cm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/2/2024].

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