Wild Chesapeake: Va. Man Sets New Snakehead World Record

Emanuel Tankersley wasn’t looking for fame when he caught a monster northern snakehead last year while fishing on a Northern Virginia creek. He’s caught a lot of big snakeheads, he says, and some of them were trophy-sized, if not record, fish. Perhaps that explains why Tankersley’s 19-pound 5-ounce catch, which was certified as the world … Read more

‘Frankenfish’ Becoming More Common in Mississippi, Fishermen Say

At a Glance The first northern snakehead in Mississippi was discovered in 2017. The fish are known for their creepy appearance and ability to survive on land. They are considered an invasive species. An invasive species some have dubbed “Frankenfish” or “Fishzilla” is becoming more common in Mississippi waterways, according to the same fishermen who … Read more

Invasive Species Western New York PRISM

Northern Snakehead Northern snakehead, Channa argus, Photo by U.S. Geological Survey Archive, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org Additional Images Common Name: Northern snakeheadScientific Name: Channa argusOrigin: Asia Description Northern snakehead fish have long, narrow bodies with long dorsal and anal fins. They have a large mouth and protruding jaw with canine-like teeth. The fish get their … Read more

Northern snakehead

Northern snakehead What you need to know about the northern snakehead. Includes habitat, identifying features and what you can do to reduce its impact. On this page Skip this page navigation The northern snakehead is a predatory fish native to southern and eastern Asia that is now found in several American states. The fish was … Read more

Channa striata

Channa striata Channa striata Channa striata, after Bleeker, 1879 Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Anabantiformes Family: Channidae Genus: Channa Species: C. striata Binomial name Channa striata (Bloch, 1793) Distribution of Channa striata.[2] Madagascar reports are misidentifications of C. maculata[3][4] Synonyms[5] Channa striata, the striped snakehead, is a species of snakehead fish. … Read more

S.C. anglers should kill invasive snakehead if caught

COLUMBIA – South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officials are warning anglers that if the invasive Northern snakehead fish is caught in the Palmetto State, anglers should kill it immediately and by all means NOT release it back into the water. In early October, a Georgia angler reported catching a Northern snakehead, an aquatic invasive … Read more