Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID160984
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalityLake Michigan, Burnham Harbor in downtown Chicago
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Michigan
HUC8 Number4060200
HUC10 NameLake Michigan
HUC10 Number0406020000
HUC12 NameLake Michigan
HUC12 Number040602000000
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month10
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14049
Author:Associated Press.
Date:2004
Title:Relief in Chicago: No more 'Frankenfish'.
Publisher:ABC News
Issue:October 19
Reference 2
Ref. Number:14048
Author:Hawthorne, M.
Date:2004
Title:Predator fish's origin a mystery.
Publisher:Chicago Tribune
Issue:October 31
CommentsThis specimen was dipnetted out of the lake from up on the wall. Female, no eggs present. Stomach empty. See voucher photos.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierPhil Willink, Ph.D., Field Museum, Chicago
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size18 inches
Number Released0
Number of Females1
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