Specimen Information

Monopterus cuchia

Specimen ID1546958
Common Namecuchia
LocalityHemlock Lake, at Hemlock Lake Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Genesee
HUC8 Number04130003
HUC10 NameHeadwaters Honeoye Creek
HUC10 Number0413000302
HUC12 NameHemlock Lake
HUC12 Number041300030203
Collection Day17
Collection Month4
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food | released aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33269
Author:Orr, S.
Title:You won’t believe what this guy pulled from Rochester's drinking water supply
Publisher:Democrat & Chronicle
CommentsAll recently deceased. "Six days after his first discovery, Ballard and a friend returned to the spot on Hemlock's shore where he’d found the eel and located six more floating near the bottom not far from shore." NY DEC electrofished for more eels. The eels are sold live in fish markets, and are used in ceremonial releases.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalNew York State Museum ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberNYSM 82159
VerifierJeremy Wright (NYSM)
Number Collected1
Number Preserved1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/19/2019].

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