Re: NANFA-- Looking for Book

Christopher Scharpf (
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 22:54:04 -0400

>I'm looking for what should probably be my bible for natives in this area.
>I've done the book searches, amazon.Com, etc but not found it. Anyone have a
>good idea where I might be able to purchase a copy? The book is:
>Hubbs, C., R. J. Edwards, and Gary P. Garrett. 1991. An annotated checklist
>of the freshwater fishes of Texas, with keys to identification
>of species. Texas Journal of Science 43(4): 1-56.


The reason you can't find this book is because it's not a book. It's a journal.
The Texas Journal of Science's website has a section for ordering the "fish
key." I presume it's this publication. See

If that fails, try writing the senior author at

Or you can request a copy by writing the Department of Zoology, University of
Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712. That's how I got mine. For free.

This pamphlet contains dichotomous keys and brief notes on distribution and
conservation status for 247 species in 45 families. Of these, five species are
apparently extinct, and three more appear to be extirpated from the state.
Approximately 20% of the remaining species need special protection. As the title
says, this is only a checklist; there are no illustrations or life history
notes. The authors state this publication is "preliminary in an endeavor to
prepare a much fuller accounting in a separate volume".

Chris Scharpf

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