Month: April 2021

Striker Reservoir

Striker Reservoir

Striker Reservoir or Striker Lake Striker Reservoir is located on Striker Creek 20 miles east of Jackson and 18 miles south west of Henderson. Impounded on Striker Creek in 1957. Having a surface area of 1863 acres and a maximum depth of 35 feet. While Striker Creek originates east of New Summerfield in Cherokee County …

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Shortnose Gar

Shortnose Gar

Shortnose Gar Ancient Gar Relative The Shortnose Gar (Lepisosteus platosomus) is a dinosaur freshwater fish in the Lepisosteidae family. Native to the United States ranging from Mississippi to Missouri, Montana to Ohio, and south to the Gulf Coast. Description A long slender fish with a brown or olive-green elongated, torpedo-shaped body, yellow sides, and whitish …

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Florida Gar

Florida Gar

Florida Gar a Prehistoric Fish The Florida Gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus) is a freshwater prehistoric fish belonging to the Gar family. Native to the United States occurring from the Savannah River and Ochlockonee River in Georgia throughout peninsular Florida. Description Generally, reach around 3 feet in length and between 3 and 9.6 pounds. A mid-sized species …

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Alligator Gar

Alligator Gar

Alligator Gar the Living Fossil The Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula), a freshwater ray-finned fish in the Lepisosteidae family. A euryhaline fish related to the Bowfin and forming part of the infraclass Holostei. The largest fish in the Gar family. Native to North America. While fossil records trace the species back over the last 100 million …

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Lake Welsh

Lake Welsh

Lake Welsh on Swauano Creek in Texas Lake Welsh, a freshwater lake constructed on Swauano Creek and Justiss Creeks in Titus County, a mere 10 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant. Impounded in 1976 for municipal and recreational purposes. While having a surface area of 1269 acres the maximum depth is 50 feet. Further has a …

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Map of Lake Mexia

Lake Mexia

Lake Mexia in Limestone County Lake Mexia is a freshwater lake located in Limestone County in Texas. The earthfill dam, Bistone Dam, was constructed on the Navasota River a mere seven miles west of the City of Mexia off US 84. Impounded in June 1961 with a spillway at an elevation of 448 feet above …

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Endlers Livebearer

Endlers Livebearer

Endlers Livebearer a Colorful Minnow Endlers Livebearer (Poecilia wingei) is a small livebearer fish in the Poeciliidae family. Native to Laguna De Patos in Venezuela. Other names include Black-bar Endler, Endlers Guppy or simply Endlers. Endlers form part of the same genus as mollies and guppies. Description of the Endlers Generally, the Endlers Livebearer is …

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White River Springfish

White River Springfish

White River Springfish an Endangered Species The White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyi) is an endangered freshwater fish in the Goodeidae (Splitfins) family. Native to the United States. Five subspecies of White River Springfish Preston Crenichthys baileyi albivallis White River Crenichthys baileyi baileyi Hiko Crenichthys baileyi grandis Moapa Crenichthys baileyi moapae Mormon Crenichthys baileyi thermophilus Description …

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Twospot Livebearer

Twospot Livebearer

Peaceful Twospot Livebearer a popular aquarium fish The Twospot Livebearer (Heterandria bimaculate) is a peaceful freshwater minnow in the Poeciliidae family. Native to Central America. Other names for the minnow include Two Spot Mosquitofish and Spotted Tail Mosquitofish. Description A small, light colored fish with semi-transparent fins. Easily mistaken for the guppy due to their …

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