Giant Snakehead Channa micropeltes (Cantor, 1842)Non-native  -  Invasive    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Actinopterygii   >   Order Perciformes   >   Family Channidae   >   Genus Channa   

Status:

"In Maryland, two fish were collected in open waters in the early 2000s, and in September 2002 one fish was collected in shallow water of the Inner Harbor, Baltimore." (CABI Invasive Species Compendium)

There are 2 records in the project database.

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MBP marks as "Invasive" any taxon listed in the Maryland Invasive Species Council (MISC) list of Invasive Species of Concern in Maryland. You can read their criteria and review the lists here: https://mdinvasives.org/species-of-concern/.

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