Susan Naplachowski, Recreational Angler
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Posted on September 11, 2012 | Permalink
Not a Snakehead - It's a Striped Blenny
Location: Saint Martins River
Please look at this fish. I think it is a possible snakehead fish found in Saint Martins River in Berlin MD. The fish was caught in a minnow trap off the dock of White Horse Park Community. The fish lived for 10 hours while out of water and in dry plastic ziploc bag. There was air in the bag since I opened it up several times. Is this a snakehead fish??
DNR Response: Hi Susan, thanks for the picture and the question. Itís not a snakehead. Itís an awesome, striped blenny. They are pretty common to brackish areas of the Bay. Occasionally, you can find them in shell areas. They like structure, so they are also commonly caught in minnow traps. Check out this link: Snakehead? Not! for photos of common fish mistaken as snakeheads