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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
Locality6 Miles East, 1 Mile South Of Wapanucka At Hwy 7; U07332941
Institution CodeOmnh
Collection CodeFish
Catalog Number78670.0
Collected ByRandy Parham; Magott
Date Collected2006-09-06

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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.


Name Janet Braun
RoleInterim Curator
Name Paul King
RoleHead of IT
Name Sarah Sanger
RoleInformation Systems Lead
Name Karen Whitecotton
Name Sara Cartwright
RoleCollection Manager
Name Janet Braun
RoleInterim Curator
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Scientific Namepercina sciera
Specific Epithetsciera
Catalog Number78670.0
Individual Count3
Institution CodeOMNH
Collection CodeFISH
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:OMNH:FISH:78670
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByRandy Parham; Magott
Field NumberDEQ2006-27
Date Collected2006-09-06
Verbatim Date Collected6 September 2006
State / ProvinceOklahoma
Continentnorth america
Water BodyClear Boggy Creek
Locality6 miles east, 1 mile south of Wapanucka at Hwy 7; U07332941
Verbatim Locality6 miles east, 1 mile south of Wapanucka at Hwy 7; U07332941 , Red/Sulphur , 11140104
Verbatim Latitude34.3697
Verbatim Longitude-96.321
Modified2013-12-17 00:00:00.0
dcterms:rightsHolderSam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
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