The great northern snakehead
, white type Channa argus is one of the most important economic and conservational fish in China, but an uncertain classification has existed for many years.
Common name Scientific Name PROHIBITED PLANTS Fanwort Cabomba caroliniana Brazilian waterweed Egeria densa Hydrilla/water thyme Hydrilla verticillata Parrot feather Myriophyllum aquaticum Eurasian water milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum Curly leaf pond weed Potamogeton crispus PROHIBITED ANIMALS Northern snakehead
Channa argus Bullseye snakehead Channa marulius Giant snakehead Channa micropeltes Walking catfish Clarias batrachus Oriental weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus REGULATED ANIMALS Goldfish Carassius auratus Common lionfish Pterois miles Red lionfish Pterois volitans
(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.
Researchers modeled the potential habitat of three high-profile fish invaders in the U.S.: northern snakehead
, silver carp, and round goby.
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." Nicknamed the Frankenfish, the snakehead is capable of breathing air, slithering over land, and surviving three days outside the water, magnifying its ability to move from one habitat to another.
At first, Washington, D.C., anglers had only the northern snakehead
fish to fear.