Fish illustrations copyrighted by Joe Tomelleri (http://americanfishes.org)

We're one of four collections in UT's Biodiversity Center.  We focus primarily on improving our knowledge of the evolution, biology, ecology and conservation of the nearly 280 fish species known from Texas' freshwaters, and do this largely by using the collection's specimens and the data associated with them. The collage of illustrations (© Joe Tomelleri) above includes some of our favorite species. Find more about all of them in our Fishes of Texas project.