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Alligator Gar
Atractosteus spatula
Specimen Details

Verbatim Donor Data

Donor Family: None
Donor Genus: Atractosteus
Donor Species: spatula
Donor Hybrid Species: None
Donor Subspecies: None
Donor Num Specimens: 1
Donor Preparation: 1 Skel
Donor Collector: Wiley, Edward O; Frost, D
Donor Determiner: Wiley, Edward O
Donor Specimen Notes: None
Donor Collected Date: 1980.6.22
Donor Field Number: Z18535
Donor Drainage: None
Donor Country: None
Donor State: Texas
Donor County: Liberty
Donor Locality: near mouth of Trinity River (collected from Trinity River Fish Market)
Donor Collecting Event Remarks: None
Donor Latitude: None
Donor Longitude: None
Donor Latitude DMS: 29.8894653°
Donor Longitude DMS: -94.7387161°


Edward O. Wiley
D. Frost

Collecting Event

Collected: June 22, 1980
Collecting Event ID: 22135
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Taxon: Atractosteus spatula
Determiner: Agent object
Staff Notes:
Not flagged for specimen examination. By default we accept donor specimen determinations (after synonymization to our taxonomy). If georeferenced to TX this record has been considered in spatial context with other occurrences of this species and accepted as correct.
Extent runs halfway to Brown Pass.
Suspect Notes: None
Number of Occurrence Records: 1


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Ecoregion: Gulf Coast Prairies & Marshes
HUC Subbasin: East Galveston Bay
HUC Subwatershed Name: East Fork Double Bayou
HUC 12 Code: 120402020100
Jurisdiction: Chambers, Texas
Description: Near mouth of Trinity River
Latitude/Longitude: 29.74313 N, -94.70382 W
Error: 775.7 m


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