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A voracious predator, up to four feet long with sharp teeth and the ability to breath air as well as use gills.
Northern China and eastern Russia
Sold as live fish food at some markets, even in states where it is illegal to sell.
It is now found in the Potomac River and many of its tributaries.
Snakeheads have the potential to drastically alter freshwater ecosystems by out-competing native fish species, including many sport fish. It may also introduce yet another non-native species, a fungal disease that can harm native fish and stock in fish farms.
Continued monitoring of the population.