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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceOklahoma
County/ParishJohnston
Locality(wjm3112) Hwy 78, 4 Miles East Of Tish
Institution CodeOmnh
Collection CodeFish
Catalog Number80771.0
Collected ByBill Matthews; Edie Marsh-matthews
Date Collected2005-05-24

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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 Nameetheostoma spectabile
Kingdomanimalia
Phylumchordata
ClassActinopterygii
Orderperciformes
FamilyPercidae
GenusEtheostoma
Specific Epithetspectabile
Specimen
Catalog Number80771.0
Individual Count352
Institution CodeOMNH
Collection CodeFISH
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:OMNH:FISH:80771
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByBill Matthews; Edie Marsh-Matthews
Field NumberWJM3112
Date Collected2005-05-24
Verbatim Date Collected24 May 2005
Year2005
Month5
Day24
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceOklahoma
CountyJohnston
Continentnorth america
Water BodyBig Sandy Creek
Locality(WJM3112) Hwy 78, 4 miles east of Tish
Verbatim Locality(WJM3112) Hwy 78, 4 miles east of Tish , Red/Washita , 11130304
Verbatim Latitude34.2306
Verbatim Longitude-96.6364
Other
LanguageEnglish
Modified2013-12-17 00:00:00.0
IDurn:catalog:OMNH:FISH:80771
dcterms:rightsHolderSam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
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