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Freshwater Fish

Mayborn Museum

Freshwater Fish

The Freshwater Fish Collection at the Mayborn Museum Complex consists of over 6000 specimens preserved in alcohol. All but eight specimens are from North America, with 87% of those having been collected in Texas.

In 1978-1979, the 1,900-specimen Dennis Rose Collection was donated to the museum. It is the largest freshwater fish donation in the collection, with 85% of the specimens having been collected in central Texas.

Data from the Mayborn Museum’s Freshwater Fish Collection is included in the on-line database “Fishes of Texas,” compiled by Texas Natural Science Center at the University of Texas, Austin.