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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishCameron
LocalityGulf Of Mexico North Of Port Isabel
Latitude26.3197896
Longitude-97.1293063
Institution CodeTnhc
Collection CodeIchthyology
Catalog Number20289
Collected ByTrawler Rio Bravo
Date Collected1950-11-16

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https://integrativebio.utexas.edu/biodiversity-collections/collections/ichthyology-fish

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 NameMenticirrhus americanus
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Actinopterygii | Perciformes | Sciaenidae | Menticirrhus
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilySciaenidae
GenusMenticirrhus
Specific Epithetamericanus
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number20289
PreparationsFluid - 5
Institution CodeTNHC
Collection CodeIchthyology
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:TNHC:Ichthyology:20289
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByTrawler Rio Bravo
Field NumberZ20289
Date Collected1950-11-16
Year1950
Month11
Day16
Start Day of Year320
End Day of Year320
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyCameron
Higher GeographyNorth America | United States | Texas | Cameron | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityGulf of Mexico north of Port Isabel
Verbatim LocalityNorth America | United States | Texas | Cameron
Decimal Latitude26.3197896
Decimal Longitude97.1293063
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters23389
Geodetic Datumnot recorded (forced WGS84)
Georeference RemarksArea of Gulf of Mexico is defined by the Cameron County line to the north and a line drawn northeast out of Port Isabel's geographic center.
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-06-20
IDurn:catalog:TNHC:Ichthyology:20289
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/tnhc/ichthyology?id=20289
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dcterms:licensehttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:eventRemarksLedger adds " Off Padre Island", but this has not been noted elsewhere here.
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