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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishMenard
LocalityClear Creek, Spring Run At Most Upstream Dam
Latitude30.9065
Longitude-99.9607
Institution CodeTnhc
Collection CodeIchthyology Collection
Catalog Number000024224
Collected ByHubbs,c.; Et Al.
Date Collected1968-03-03

From Recordset

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

The Texas Natural History Collections (TNHC) are administratively part of the Biodiversity Center, in the Department of Integrative Biology of the University of Texas (UT Austin). The Ichthyology Collection (TNHCi, formerly TNHC) includes over 65,000 lots that contain over 1,500,000 specimens. Most of those are “wet” collections, with specimens initially fixed in 10% formalin and permanently stored in 70% ethanol. The oldest specimens were collected in 1912 but a very strong peak in collection activity in Texas from 1950–1980 reflects the work of Dr. Clark Hubbs and his lab. More recently, collections by Dean Hendrickson’s lab and a diversity of collectors from UT Austin and other Texas academic institutions, as well as state and federal agencies (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), United States Geological Survey (USGS)) continue to contribute to growth, as does the Hendrickson Lab’s Fishes of Texas Project (www.fishesoftexas.org), primarily funded by TPWD. We have a small collection of larval fishes (in 10% formalin) from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and an osteological collection with 800 cleared and stained specimens (including all Texas species) and 500 dry skeletons. Many of the skeletal specimens originate from W. W. Dalquest (Midwestern University) and his students. Our >2,000 tissue samples in vials with 100% ethanol are stored in liquid nitrogen in the Biodiversity Center’s Genetic Resources Collection. Most are linked to whole preserved specimens. Our type specimens include 3 holotypes, 116 paratypes, and 1 allotype. Collections acquired from other institutions include that of the University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute (>3,000 lots, acquired in 1990), Midwestern University (2000, >1,400 lots), Texas Tech University (>1,300 lots, 2000), Texas A&M University Kingsville (>5,200 lots), University of Texas at Brownsville (>1,100 lots) and Lamar University (~1,200 lots). Large accessions remaining to be cataloged include (but are not limited to) collections provided by Dr. Robert Edwards (state-wide with focus on Rio Grande and coast), Dr. Tim Bonner (State-wide, with focus on Brazos), Matthew Acre (~1,800 larval specimens from the Trinity River), TPWD (state-wide), Seiji Miyazono (Pecos), Bill Birkhead (Mexico), and TCEQ (state-wide).

Contacts

Name Dean A. Hendrickson
RoleIchthyology Curator
Emaildeanhend@austin.utexas.edu
Name Adam E. Cohen
RoleIchthyology Collections Manager
EmailTNHC_Fish_CM@austin.utexas.edu
Name Melissa J. Casarez
RoleIchthyology Collections Assistant Manager
Emailmjcasarez@austin.utexas.edu
Name Melissa J. Casarez
RoleIchthyology Assistant Collections Manager
Emailmjcasarez@austin.utexas.edu
Name Adam E. Cohen
RoleIchthyology Collections Manager
EmailTNHC_Fish_CM@austin.utexas.edu
Name Dean A. Hendrickson
RoleIchthyology Curator
Emaildeanhend@austin.utexas.edu
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Adam E. Cohen
RoleIchthyology Collections Manager
EmailTNHC_Fish_CM@austin.utexas.edu
Name Dean A. Hendrickson
RoleIchthyology Curator
Emaildeanhend@austin.utexas.edu
Name Melissa J. Casarez
RoleIchthyology Collections Assistant Manager
Emailmjcasarez@austin.utexas.edu
Name Tomislav Urban
RoleSenior Software Developer
Emailturban@tacc.utexas.edu

Citation

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551301e6-9ef9-11e3-abb4-002219aba676. 000024224. University of Texas, Biodiversity Center, Ichthyology Collection (TNHCi). . http://portal.idigbio.org/portal/recordsets/5f105976-5a5f-4a72-850d-2059a80f7c10. Accessed on December 18, 2018.
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameGambusia heterochir
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderCyprinodontiformes
FamilyPoeciliidae
GenusGambusia
Specific Epithetheterochir
Taxon RankSpecies
Specimen
Identified ByHubbs, C.
Date Identified1968
Catalog Number000024224
PreparationsFluid
Institution CodeTNHC
Collection CodeIchthyology Collection
Occurrence ID551301e6-9ef9-11e3-abb4-002219aba676
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByHubbs,C.; et al.
Field NumberCC03MAR68D6
Date Collected1968-03-03
Year1968
Month3
Day3
Collection RemarksUnsorted lot from G. heterochir x affinis hybrid swarm
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyMenard
Higher GeographyMenard, Texas, United States
ContinentNorth America
LocalityClear Creek, spring run at most upstream dam
Decimal Latitude30.9065000000
Decimal Longitude-99.9607000000
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters56
Georeference RemarksMap of Clear Creek showing spring locations is provided in the "Clear Creek Gambusia Recovery Plan". The dam in this description is assumed to be referring to a small dam near the spring head. Site number correlates this locality description with other
Other
ID551301e6-9ef9-11e3-abb4-002219aba676
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
dwc:eventRemarksFor further locality details see Hubbs, 1971, TMM Bul 19. Old coll. method: : Trap
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