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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
LocalityHoney Island
Institution CodeTnhc
Collection CodeIchthyology
Catalog Number40156

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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.


Name Adam Cohen
RoleCollections Manager
Name Adam Cohen
RoleCollections Manager
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Scientific NameEtropus crossotus
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Actinopterygii | Pleuronectiformes | Paralichthyidae | Etropus
Specific Epithetcrossotus
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Identified ByMartin, Floyd
Identification RemarksDeterminer notes these specimens are unlikely found at Honey Island
Catalog Number40156
PreparationsFluid - 8
Institution CodeTNHC
Collection CodeIchthyology
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:TNHC:Ichthyology:40156
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Field Numberz40156
Collection RemarksDonation from Texas Tech University originally in jar with 40155, 40157, and 40158 2 tags in jar - one tied to specimen 40155 and one loose in jar with "Honey Island" as only info - have to assume loose tag goes with remaining specimens 40156 - 40158
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
Higher GeographyNorth America | United States | | | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityHoney Island
Verbatim LocalityNorth America | United States
Decimal Latitude30.3946683
Decimal Longitude94.4334919
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters2700
Geodetic Datumnot recorded (forced WGS84)
Georeference RemarksDescription doesn't specify state, but assumed to be in TX.
dwc:eventRemarksno date, county, state, or collector info provided. note: determiner notes these specimens are unlikely found at Honey Island.
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
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