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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishTravis
LocalityWaller Creek, Between 21st And 24th Sts.
Latitude30.2855465
Longitude-97.7339208
Institution CodeTnhc
Collection CodeIchthyology
Catalog Number33237
Collected ByHendrickson, D.; Bell, C.; Nsc 318 Students
Date Collected2006-09-26

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The Ichthyology Collection of the Texas Natural History Collections is part of The University of Texas at Austin and includes over 60,000 lots (with over 1,000,000 specimens), most of which are “wet” collections preserved in 70% ethanol occupying 1,586 square feet, spread out over two rooms. We have a small selection of larval fish from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands maintained in 10% formalin and have just recently received over 1800 estimated new lots of larval samples from the Trinity River. Our skeletal collection contains 800 cleared and stained fish, as well as 425 dry skeletal preps. Many of the skeletal specimens originate from W. W. Dalquest and his students. We also have a tissue collection currently with over 1000 samples preserved in 100% ethanol frozen in liquid nitrogen. Our type collection includes 3 holotypes, 110 paratypes, and 1 allotype. Our holdings were collected between 1927 and present and there was a significant increase in collections during 1950–1980, mainly by Clark Hubbs and his students. In 1993 we acquired the collections of the University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute, totaling ~ 3,000 lots of ethanol preserved specimens from the Gulf of Mexico. Between 2000 and 2011 we acquired collections of ethanol preserved specimens from Midwestern University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Lamar University. Our collection is rapidly growing and many of our incoming specimens come from Dean Hendrickson and his students, museum staff, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and various researchers.

Contacts

Name Adam Cohen
RoleCollections Manager
Emailtnhc_fish_cm@austin.utexas.edu
Name Adam Cohen
RoleCollections Manager
Emailtnhc_fish_cm@austin.utexas.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameLepomis megalotis
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Actinopterygii | Perciformes | Centrarchidae | Lepomis
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyCentrarchidae
GenusLepomis
Specific Epithetmegalotis
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByRosales, Jessica
Date Identified2006
Catalog Number33237
PreparationsDry skeleton - 1; Fluid - 81; Dry skeleton - 1
Institution CodeTNHC
Collection CodeIchthyology
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:TNHC:Ichthyology:33237
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByHendrickson, D.; Bell, C.; NSC 318 students
Field NumberDAH2006-09-26
Date Collected2006-09-26
Year2006
Month9
Day26
Start Day of Year269
End Day of Year269
Collection RemarksCommon, all sizes, males still very colorful. SL of skeleton: 105 mm.
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyTravis
Higher GeographyNorth America | United States | Texas | Travis | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityWaller Creek, between 21st and 24th sts.
Verbatim LocalityNorth America | United States | Texas | Travis
Decimal Latitude30.2855465
Decimal Longitude97.7339208
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters264
Geodetic Datumnot recorded (forced WGS84)
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-06-20
IDurn:catalog:TNHC:Ichthyology:33237
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/tnhc/ichthyology?id=33237
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dcterms:licensehttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:eventRemarksHabitat: water- clear; vegetation- none, aquatic; bottom- bedrock, cobble + gravel/silt; cover- cypress root and other banks. Old coll. method: : Electrofishing
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
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