northern snakehead


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.northern snakehead - a voracious freshwater fish that is native to northeastern China; can use fin to walk and can survive out of water for three days; a threat to American populations of fish
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
References in periodicals archive ?
This legislation will support the prevention, early detection, rapid response and eradication of invasive species, such as giant hogweed and northern snakehead.
Northern snakehead (Channa argus) Native to China, these fish have a mouth full of teeth and can survive for a period of time out of the water.
The unusual fish caught in an Orange County pond is identified as a northern snakehead (Channa argus), an Asian fish popular in live fish markets.
The forecast map for northern snakehead predicts its highest likelihood of spreading around populations centers on the mid- and northeastern Atlantic slope, as well as possibly to warmer parts of the southeastern U.
Washington, August 8 ( ANI ): A Spotsylvania County plumber broke two world records as he caught a 17-pound, 6-ounce northern snakehead, which is officially the biggest ever caught, according to the International Game Fish Association.
An adult northern snakehead was discovered last Thursday by scientists in a river just south of Annapolis, Maryland.
In the summer of 2002, I was asked by the Smithsonian Institution Press to write a book on the discovery and supposed eradication of the northern snakehead fish, which had been found reproducing in a Maryland pond, just a short drive from the nation's capital.
2) The northern snakehead, a voracious predatory fish originally from Asia and Africa that could decimate native fish populations; and
Another invader is the northern snakehead, a fish that can be 3 feet long and weigh 15 pounds or more.
The Northern snakehead fish is a little different from the 388 animal species currently listed as endangered: Federal guidelines say the invasive Asian species is a major threat to native wildlife, and the Virginia state government asks anglers who find one to "kill it humanely with a blow to the head.
anglers had only the northern snakehead fish to fear.
A Glendale man was arrested Friday on suspicion of illegally importing the northern snakehead fish, a banned species that can breathe air, walk on land and devour native fish and animals.

Full browser ?