General Fish Surveys on Selected Texas National Guard Properties: Camp Bowie, Camp Mabry, Camp Maxey, Camp Swift and Fort Wolters

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2007-12

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Hendrickson, Dean
Cohen, Adam

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The Texas Natural History Collection of the Texas Natural Science Center was contracted to conduct a fish survey on five Texas Military Forces facilities in Texas, including: Camp Mabry (Travis County), Camp Swift (Bastrop county), Camp Bowie (Brown county), Camp Maxey (Lamar County), and Fort Wolters (Parker County). This is the second fish survey completed for the properties. The first was completed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) in 1995 and included a total of 27 species, representing eight families collected from the five properties. During the course of this survey, 39 species were collected, representing 10 families. New records include Aplodinotus grunniens, Carpiodes carpio, Cyprinus carpio, Esox niger, Etheostoma parvipinne, Lepisosteus oculatus, Minytrema melanops, Notropis texanus, Percina macrolepida, Percina carbonaria, Pomoxis nigromaculatus, and Pylodictis olivaris. Species which we were not able to re collect include Astyanax mexicanus and Pimephales promelas. Three species were widely distributed and collected at every base: Micropterus salmoides, Lepomis macrochirus, and Gambusia affinis. The most species-rich family was Centrarchidae and within that, Lepomis was the most species-rich genus with eight species. Consistent amongst the five bases, diversity ranked highest in perennial streams, lowest in lentic habitats, and intermediate in intermittent streams.

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Report describing results of a fish survey conducted in spring and summer of 2007

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