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The Desert Fishes Index to Fish Images, Maps and Information
Entry ID: desertfishesindex

Abstract: This is a taxonomically structured index to DFC WWW and TNHC Fish WWW holdings
for North America. A regional and habitat-based index is in development. This
list is derived from the list of North American Freshwater Fishes of Mayden,
R.L. et al. 1992 and from Williams, J.E. et al. (1989). Scientific and common
names follow Mayden et al., except for some (mostly subspecies) found only in
Williams et al. This index includes native North American desert fishes (and
all additional species from the Great Basin, Colorado River System, Rio Grande
System, and northern Mexico, ie all the fishes from drainages that pass through
deserts), as well as few exotic species and native species outside of desert
drainages for which we have files.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 76.63   S: 13.71   E: -61.48   W: -177.1

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Desert Fishes Council
Dataset Title: Desert Fishes Council Index
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Data Center
Texas Natural History Collections, Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas, Austin Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: deanhend at
Contact Address:
University of Texas
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas Natural History Collections, PRC 176 / R4000,?
10100 Burnet Road
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758-4445
Country: USA
Email: peter.unmack at
Contact Address:
Arizona State University
Biology Department
City: Tempe
Province or State: Arizona
Postal Code: 85287-1501
Country: USA
Mayden, Richard L., Brooks M. Burr, Lawrence, M. Page, and Robert R. Miller.
1992. The Native Freshwater Fishes of North America. Pages 827-863, IN Mayden,
Richard L. (ed.) Systematics, Historical Ecology, & North American Freshwater Fishes. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. ISBN 0-8047-2162-9.

Williams, Jack E., James E. Johnson, Dean A. Hendrickson, Salvador
Contreras-Balderas, James D. Williams, Miguel Navarro-Mendoza, Don E.
McAllister, and James E. Deacon. 1989. Fishes of North America Endangered,
Threatened, or of Special Concern: 1989. Fisheries 14(6):2-20. ISSN 0363-2415.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-10-24