Science Art: Northern Snakehead – Channa argus

Click to embiggen, if you dare

A striking image of an invasive exotic species (native to China, Russia and Korea) that was introduced into continental North America, where local fish populations learned a new meaning of “fear.”

Photo from The US Geological Survey.

The USGS also has a much more appealing illustration painted by Susan Trammell:

But I’m not sure that beautiful painting quite tells the story like the close-up.