Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID238390
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StateNC
CountyGaston
LocalitySouth Fork Catawba River at HWY 74 bridge in Gastonia
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouth Fork Catawba
HUC8 Number3050102
Map
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Collection Day14
Collection Month5
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:16091
Author:Henderson, B.
Date:2007
Title:If you catch this Asian fish, keep it and call the law.
Publisher:The Charlotte Observer
Volume:2007
Issue:May 31
CommentsWas released back to the site after the fisherman was mistakenly advised it was a bowfin. Identification based on voucher photos. Electrofishing by the state the following day found none.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierDr. Walter Courtenay
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size13 lbs., 31 inches length
No Released1
Photo




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