Channa argus (ITIS)
Eastern Asia (NAS Database)
First established population discovered in Maryland in 2002 (NAS Database)
Released from fish markets (NAS Database)
Preys on and competes with native species (NAS Database)
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State and Local Government
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Channa argus. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Fact Sheet - Northern Snakehead. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Sep 16, 2014].