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Fish Habitat Partnerships Making a Difference: Repatriation of Guadalupe Bass in the Blanco River Watershed

from the National Fish Habitat Partnership's 2015 Through a Fish's Eye Report

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Partnership – Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership The Guadalupe Bass ( Micropterus treculii) is the Texas state fish, endemic to central Texas, and an economically important stream sport fish. It is also listed as threatened due to habitat degradation, stream flow alteration, and hybridization with non-native Smallmouth Bass stocked in the 1970’s and 80’s. The headwaters of the Blanco River bubble up from springs near the city of Blanco in the Texas Hill Country. Historically this river was home to a good population of Guadalupe Bass, but recent surveys found only Guadalupe/Smallmouth Bass hybrids. It was thought efforts to remove Smallmouth Bass were impractical. However, in 2011 during the height of a historic drought [...]

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The U.S Geological Survey (USGS) is partnering with the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) to produce the 2015 report entitled, "Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2015". The information contained within this item is a product of NFHP. The Bureau is neither responsible nor liable for the accuracy or the use of the scientific content within this item. This content is considered preliminary pending subsequent review and approval.
Guadalupe Bass
Guadalupe Bass

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  • Repatriation of Guadalupe Bass in the Blanco River Watershed

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