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

We are based in, and curate and manage, one of four collections in UT's Biodiversity Center.  Our research focuses primarily on improving our knowledge of the evolution, biology, ecology and conservation of the nearly 280 fish species known from Texas' freshwaters and we use the collection's specimens and the data associated with them in our research. We also do regional fieldwork to update the collection and its data, in ecological, evolutionary and conservaton-relevant research.

The collage of illustrations (© Joe Tomelleri) above includes some of our favorite Texas species. Find more about all of them in our Fishes of Texas project, and more about us and our work in other tabs here.