The Snakehead lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Snakehead scare averted for now By JONATHAN MALAVOLTI Capital News Service Friday, October 22, 2004 - LANSING - After a northern snakehead was caught in Chicago's Burnham Harbor, Michigan officials began planning to counter More

A reproducing population of northern snakehead, one of 28 species of fish native to Asia and Africa, was discovered in a suburban Maryland pond in 2002. The pond was eventually poisoned, killing all the snakehead fish. More

Snakeheads (Channidae) are a family of freshwater fish native to Africa and Asia. These predatory fishes are distinguished by a long dorsal fin, small head with large head scales on top, large mouth and teeth. More

The northern snakehead (Channa argus) is a fish of snakehead fish native to China, Russia, and Korea. In the United States, the fish is considered to be a highly invasive species. More

ocellated snakehead; zmeegolov (Russian, Ussuri Basin and Lake Khanka region; Berg, 1965); her-yu (China; Evermann and Shaw, 1927); ga mul chi (Korea); kamuruchi, raigyo (Japan; Bailey and Haller, 1977; Uyeno and Arai, 1984; Hosoya, 2002). More

The snakehead fishes of the Indo-Malayan region. Nature Malaysiana 16(4):112-129 Channa micropeltes - Giant Snakehead - click to enlarge After Bleeker, 1878; juvenile Original description: Ophicephalus micropeltes Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831:427. More

Snakehead found in Wisconsin - By Ronnie Garrison, About. More

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Snakehead is quite an amazing achievement, and it can be read at different levels of understanding and appreciation. More

Skip Navigation Links Home » Fishing » Snakehead Eradication Alert Click here to print a PDF about the Snakehead Eradication Alert Snakehead Eradication Alert - Because of the discovery of reproducing northern snakehead fish in the Piney Creek drainage in Monroe More

(vertebrate zoology) The snakeheads, a family of fresh-water perciform fishes in the suborder Anabantoidei. More

The snakehead is a freshwater fish of the family Channidae, found in parts of Africa and Asia. There are 28 breeds of the snakehead, which is distinguished by its elongated body, long dorsal and anal fins without spines, and large mouth with canine teeth. More

The Tale Of The Cobra Snakehead (page 1 of 3) = By Jean-Francois Helias cyprinus design - Editors note: With the discovery of the exotic fish known as the Snakehead swimming in U.S. More

species called the Northern Snakehead were found in a pond in Crofton, Maryland, about 20 miles north east of Washington, D.C. The potential impact of this introduced species was considered so damaging that the event made national headlines. More

The northern snakehead is an invasive fish native to China, Russia and Korea. Other snakehead species are native to parts of Asia and Africa. More

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HOME > FISHING > SNAKEHEAD FISH INFORMATION Snakehead Fish Information * Snakeheads In The Potomac River Update (04/26/2005) * Juvenile Northern Snakehead Fish (click for high-resolution version) More

Snakeheads are back in Maryland, but it More

Northern Snakehead FishPhoto of juvenile snakehead. More

This snakehead fish species is prized for its excellence in taste, even being eaten smoked or dried. More

Northern snakehead - click for larger image Northern snakehead - click for larger image Photos courtesy of Joe Perillo, Philadelphia Water Department - Other Nuisance Species Numerous other nuisance species exist in Pennsylvania waters. More

* Three species of snakehead have been recorded in the United States, in the states of California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. More

Native To: As a family, snakeheads are native to parts of Asia and Africa. The Northern Snakehead is native to China, and possibly Korea and Russia. More

The Northern Snakehead is a non-native fish from China that has been spotted in the Potomac River. These fish are exotic and can do harm to native fish and other species of aquatic life. More

The Northern Snakehead, Channa argus, is is a top-tier predator that can live out of water for days at a time, cross land to find new territories, and has a ferocious appetite for other fish. They have been known to eat frogs, birds, and even small mammals. More

* The Snakehead Threat * Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation * Grass Carp Permit Program * USGS Exotics Database * National Clearinghouse on Invasive Species Related information: More

A snakehead fish is a large, predatory freshwater fish native to Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other parts of Asia. There are 28 varieties of snakehead fish. The snakehead is imported to the U.S. More

Snakeheads have not been collected by our fisheries staff, or reported caught by anglers in West Virginia waters, but they have been found in a pet shop and in a home aquarium. More

Common names

Amur snakehead in English
Cabeza de serpiente in Spanish (español)
Hadohlavec skvrnitý amurský in Czech (česky)
Pekingormhuvudfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Poisson tête de serpent in French (français)
Snakehead in English
Zmijoglów in Polish (polski)
Жылан баш in Unknown
Змееголов in Russian (русский язык)
沃氏鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
沃氏鳢 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Channidae
Genus : Channa
Species : Channa argus warpachowskii
Authority : Berg, 1909