Invasive Species

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Flathead Catfish

Flathead catfish are most easily recognized by their broad, flat head, brown mottled coloration and lower jaw which sticks out further than the upper.

Blue Catfish

The invasive blue catfish (on top), and a channel catfish (lower) can be differentiated by spreading out the anal fin and looking for a straight or lobed appearance.

Northern Snakehead (Mature)

Northern snakehead are identified by a long dorsal (back) fin and anal fin, a rounded tail, and a large mouth reaching beyond the eye with many, sharp teeth. They are often confused with native bowfin. Visit http://fishspecies.dnrec.delaware.gov for more identification information.

Northern Snakehead (Juvenile)