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The Northern Snakehead: An Invasive Fish Species
(Released August 2002)

  by Robert Hilton  


Key Citations

Web Sites


Web Sites

Snakehead Websites: General Information

  1. Invasive Species Program: Snakeheads - The Newest Aquatic Invader
    (Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA)

  2. New Exotic Fish Now Present in Florida's Freshwater System
    (Division of Freshwater Fisheries, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600)

  3. Non-indigenous Aquatic Species: Channa micropeltes (Giant Snakehead)
    (Florida Caribbean Science Center, Biological Resources Division, US Geological Survey, 7920 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, FL 32653, USA)

  4. Photo Gallery of Northern Snakehead (Channa argus)
    (Florida Caribbean Science Center, 7920 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, FL 32653)

  5. Snakeheads (Pisces, Channidae) - A Biological Synopsis and Risk Assessment
    (U.S. Geological Survey, 601 National Center, Reston, VA 20192)

  6. Snakehead Scientific Advisory Panel: First Report to the Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources, July 26, 2002
    (Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21401)

Snakeheads in the News
  1. Freakish Fish Causes Fear in MD
    (Washington Post article June 27, 2002)

  2. Feared Fish Finds Its Way Into Anglers' Net
    (Washington Post article July 2, 2002)

  3. Stop That Fish!
    (Washington Post article July 3, 2002)

  4. Freaky Fish Story Flourishes
    (Washington Post article July 3, 2002)

  5. Spawn of Snakehead?
    (Washington Post article July 10, 2002)

  6. Snakeheads' Luck Put Pond in the Soup
    (Washington Post article July 12, 2002)

  7. Biologists on Mission to Kill
    (Washington Post article August 18, 2002)

  8. Md. Snakeheads' Destiny Spawns Capitalist Spirit
    (Washington Post article August 19, 2002)

  9. Md., Va. Weigh Snakehead Bans
    (Washington Post article August 21, 2002)