- Although no one knows much about the snakehead fish, the life span is estimated at about ten to fifteen years.
Little Known Facts
- How did this snakehead fish end up in Maryland? A local resident bought a snakehead fish from a market intending to make soup for a sick relative. But he never followed through. Instead, the fish was dumped into Crofton Pond where it bred rapidly. Over 100 babies were born in the pond.
- The fish can come out of water and breathe air for a short period of time.
- Its scientific name is channa micropeltes.