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    The snakehead species is a group of predatory freshwater fishes belonging to the family Channidae. Within this family, there are two genuses of fish, Parachanna from the African continent and Channa from the Asian continent. Together they comprise the 28 known species of snakeheads. Five of the 28 species are considered large fish, six are considered dwarf species, and the other seventeen are considered medium sized fish. All of the three species discussed in this paper are in the genus Channa

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    The Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon) is a medium sized, stout-bodied reptile found throughout eastern Northern America and as far north as southern Ontario (Brown and Weatherhead, 2000). The color of the northern water snake can vary from brown to gray and can have brown, red or black band marks found throughout their bodies. The Northern Water Snake is a nonvenomous species but if disrupted can inflict a painful bite that produces a musky smell (Schwarts et al., 2002). The northern water

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    The Problem Domain The spread and continued reproduction of the Northern Snakehead in the Potomac river has been and will continue to be a threat to the integrity of the local ecosystem. The Northern Snakehead is causing a disturbance in the local ecosystem. These fish need to either be removed from the ecosystem or their spread halted. Since their discovery in Crofton, Maryland, drastic measures have been taken in the past to rapidly eradicate this species regardless of lasting effects. Most of

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    The Northern Snakehead, Channa argus, is a freshwater fish species native throughout eastern Asia but can be found worldwide due to incidental and purposeful introductions. In the United States there are many reports of several species of snakeheads that have been sold through aquarium trade in pet stores and purchased from live food fish trade (Maryland DNR, 2003). There are a total of four species of snakeheads that have been introduced in the United States: Northern snakehead (Channa argus), blotched

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    The northern snakehead is a fish that can grow up to 33 inches and probably bigger. The snakehead has a long body with skin that looks like snake skin. The northern snakehead can weigh up to 18.42 pounds Northern. Snakeheads usually live in Ponds, lakes, streams, rivers and other freshwater areas. They can live out of water for up to four days if kept wet. Also they will bury themselves in mud during droughts. Northern snakeheads are found in the Potomac River and invaded in Maryland and Virginia

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    Have you ever heard of a viperfish? A viperfish is a carnivore, so if you like things like vampires and stuff, then you will love this. Viperfish are quite rare, but they are still awesome! Some of the physical features of the viperfish are usually large fang like teeth to hang on to its prey. They also have a bone on their spine with a light on the end. The light is to attract their prey using a method called bioluminescent. It waves its light back and forth to attract its prey. It also has a long

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