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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceOklahoma
County/ParishLe Flore
Institution CodeOmnh
Collection CodeFish
Catalog Number19410.0
Collected ByUobs
Date Collected1934-06-26

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The collection of fishes includes over 30,000 catalogued lots representing 34 families, primarily of North American freshwater fishes. Groups best represented are North American minnows (Cyprinidae), catfishes (Ictaluridae), darters (Percidae), sunfishes (Centrarchidae), and suckers (Catostomidae).The collection dates to the 1920’s, with specimens collected by early expeditions of the Museum of Zoology and Department of Zoology under the direction of A. I. Ortenburger. The particular strength of the collection is in its holdings of extensive samples of fishes throughout the lower Great Plains, with emphasis on Oklahoma streams and reservoirs. Periods with strong collecting efforts include the 1920s, 1950s-1960s, and 1980s to the present. The collection grew substantially in recent years with the addition of long-term samples of fish from sites statewide by the late Mr. Jimmie Pigg. We continue to add actively to the holdings of the range by virtue of ongoing research by the curators and their graduate students and by continued archiving of community samples by the Department of Environmental Quality, whose employees continue the work begun by Mr. Pigg. The Division of Ichthyology houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of archived specimens of fishes for Oklahoma. These collections comprise an invaluable resource for documenting historical ranges, present distributions, and ecology of Oklahoma fishes. These collections allow analysis of range contraction, human-induced changes, and conservation status of the fish fauna of Oklahoma. The availability of long-term series provides an important opportunity to assess natural variation in fish communities. The majority of the collection is in fluid storage in archival museum jars, with limited holdings of larger specimens in steel tanks. In addition, there is a teaching collection that includes cleared and stained material, prepared skeletons, and representatives of the fish fauna world-wide both freshwater and marine.

Contacts

Name Janet Braun
RoleInterim Curator
Emailjkbraun@ou.edu
Name Paul King
RoleHead of IT
Emailpking@ou.edu
Name Sarah Sanger
RoleInformation Systems Lead
Emailssanger@ou.edu
Name Karen Whitecotton
RoleRegistrar
Emailregistrar.samnoblemuseum@ou.edu
Name Sara Cartwright
RoleCollection Manager
Emailcartwright@ou.edu
Name Janet Braun
RoleInterim Curator
Emailjkbraun@ou.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific Namelepomis cyanellus
Kingdomanimalia
Phylumchordata
ClassActinopterygii
Orderperciformes
FamilyCentrarchidae
GenusLepomis
Specific Epithetcyanellus
Specimen
Catalog Number19410.0
Individual Count3
Institution CodeOMNH
Collection CodeFISH
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:OMNH:FISH:19410
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByUOBS
Field NumberOLD 1721
Date Collected1934-06-26
Verbatim Date Collected26 June 1934
Year1934
Month6
Day26
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceOklahoma
CountyLe Flore
Continentnorth america
Water BodyBig Cedar Creek
Verbatim Latitude34.646
Verbatim Longitude-94.6537
Other
LanguageEnglish
Modified2013-12-17 00:00:00.0
IDurn:catalog:OMNH:FISH:19410
dcterms:rightsHolderSam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
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