In a new study published October 21, 2019, in the Integrative Organismal Biology peer-reviewed journal, WFU researcher Noah Bressman reported for the first time the water conditions that could drive snakeheads onto land.
Snakeheads move more quickly and erratically than once believed. The fish we studied moved super quickly on rough surfaces such as grass, and we think they use their pectoral fins to push off these three-dimensional surfaces.“ – Noah Bressman, Ph.D. candidate and corresponding author of Emersion and terrestrial locomotion of the northern snakehead on multiple substrates.
You may read more from author Alicia Roberts at Wake Forest News.
This story has also been covered by the Winston-Salem Journal, Phys.org and YES! Weekly.