The goldline snakehead is a member of the snakehead family. It has an elongate body that is cylindrical anteriorly and tapering posteriorly and a flattened head. The eye is in a dorsolateral position anteriorly, and there is a bright orange ocellus present on the upper caudal fin base. The fins are pale with a reddish tinge. The goldline snakehead inhabits canals, pools, swamps and lakes with little or no current. This species is often found in beds of submerged aquatic vegetation.
Status & distribution
- Status — Non-indigenous freshwater
- Florida Distribution — Peninsula drainages
- River Drainages — the Everglades