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Health assessment of invasive northern snakehead in the Potomac River drainage, 2006 - 2017

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Publication Date
Start Date
2006-09-05
End Date
2017-10-18

Citation

Densmore, C.L., 2022, Health assessment of invasive northern snakehead in the Potomac River drainage, 2006 - 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P933L12N.

Summary

Data described herein was collected by USGS personnel and the project funded by USGS. Northern snakehead specimens were collected from the Potomac River and its tributaries by regional natural resource management agencies in the course of their field investigations working with this priority invasive aquatic species. Specimens were provided to USGS for the purpose of conducting health related assessments of northern snakehead in the region, with approximately 90 specimens evaluated grossly and histologically for the presence of lesions and abnormalities. Data presented here was collected seasonally (spring through fall) in 2006 and from 2015 to 2017. Data for each specimen includes date and location of collection, morphometrics, gender [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Christine L Densmore
Originator :
Christine L Densmore
Metadata Contact :
Christine L Densmore
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Eastern Ecological Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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2006 Northern Snakehead Potomac River health data.csv 4.6 KB text/csv
2015 Northern Snakehead Potomac River health data.csv 5.03 KB text/csv
2016 Northern Snakehead Potomac River health data.csv 4.89 KB text/csv
2017 Northern Snakehead Potomac River health data.csv 2.48 KB text/csv

Purpose

Data was collected at the eastern Ecological Science Center, Leetown Research Laboratory (formerly the Leetown Science Center) from 2006-2018 with field collections occurring in 2006 and from 2015-2017. The purpose of data collected in this study was to assess the health status of invasive northern snakehead fish in the Potomac River drainage over time. Data is intended to help guide management of invasive aquatic species relative to disease related threats to other fisheries and important natural resources in the region.

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