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

We're one of four collections in UT's Biodiversity Center,  focused primarily on improving our knowledge of the evolution, biology, ecology and conservation of the nearly 280 species known from Texas' freshwaters. The collage of illustrations (© Joe Tomelleri) above includes some of our favorites. Find more about all of them in our Fishes of Texas project.