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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/ParishSurry County
LocalityFisher Cr. At Rt. 601 Bridge, 8 Mi. Sw Of Jct. 601 & 52 In Mount Airy
Institution CodeCumv
Collection CodeFish
Catalog Number63401
Collected ByCollector(s): Robert F. Denoncourt, D. C. Wallace, Bruce W. Menzel, David L. Thomas
Date Collected1967-11-21

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The CUMV Fish Collection was established shortly after the founding of the university in 1865. Many of our earliest specimens were collected by well-known researchers such as David Starr Jordan, Carl Eigenmann, Charles Frederick Hartt and Seth Meek. By 1935, the collection contained only 3,000 lots, but during the following 35 years, Edward Raney and his students built the finest collection of eastern North American freshwater fishes in existence today. In Collette and Lachner's (1976) report on fish collections in the United States and Canada, the CUMV Fish Collection ranked thirteenth among all collections and fourth among National Resource Centers in North America. Although there is worldwide representation of both marine and freshwater species, the bulk of the collection is strongly representative of freshwater fishes from eastern North America and has formed the basis for numerous systematic works on the North American fish fauna. Much of the material is in large geographic series, and many sites have been sampled repeatedly through extended periods of time. Some specimens are from the original New York State Biological Survey (1926–1939). Many of our collections are from the highly industrialized Northeast and Middle Atlantic states and thus document earlier faunas in habitats now greatly altered, and we have repeated samples through time from many of these localities. The primary activities for the last several years has been collection building efforts directed toward African freshwater fishes.


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Name Casey Dillman
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Scientific NamePercina crassa crassa
Higher Classfication;
Identified ByRobert F. Denoncourt
Date Identified1967-11-21T18:30
Previous IdentificationsPercina crassa crassa (accepted ID) identified by Robert F. Denoncourt on 1967-11-21T18:30; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number63401
Other Catalog NumbersTrapline ID=RFD 67-147
Preparationswhole organism (isopropanol)
Individual Count15
Institution CodeCUMV
Collection CodeFish
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/CUMV:Fish:63401?seid=2138041
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Robert F. Denoncourt, D. C. Wallace, Bruce W. Menzel, David L. Thomas
Date Collected1967-11-21T18:30
Verbatim Date Collected21/11/1967
Sampling Protocol10 ft seine
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceNorth Carolina
CountySurry County
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, North Carolina, Surry County
ContinentNorth America
LocalityFisher Cr. at Rt. 601 bridge, 8 mi. SW of jct. 601 & 52 in Mount Airy
Verbatim LocalityFisher Cr. at Rt. 601 bridge, 8 mi. SW of jct. 601 & 52 in Mount Airy
HabitatDepth: to 3 ft; Water body width: 50-70 ft
Location According Tounknown
Georeferenced Byunknown
Georeferenced Date2014-02-28 00:00:00.0
Modified2018-04-22 12:09:54.0
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
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