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Northern Snakehead

The northern snakehead is a predatory fish native to southern and eastern Asia that is now found in several American states. The fish was likely introduced to the United States by people who bought live snakehead from fish markets or pet shops and later released them into lakes, rivers or ponds.

What is it? Northern Snakehead is an invasive fish.
Where did it come from? Southern and eastern Asia
Where is it found? Eastern and southern United States, in lakes and rivers.
What does it do? They eat native zooplankton, fish and fish larvae, frogs and toads, invertebrates, small reptiles and even small birds and mammals. They compete with native species for food and habitat.
What can you do? Don’t dump live fish into Ontario lakes and rivers!