Pine Bluff Arsenal Fish Survey.
Final rept. 15 Feb 99-31 Mar 00
NATURE CONSERVANCY LITTLE ROCK AR
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Arkansas has a diverse ichthyofauna of over 215 species of fishes distributed in sixty-three genera and twenty-seven families which occupy a myriad of different aquatic habitats within its poltical boundaries Robison and Buchanan, 1988. Ecologically, the fish fauna of Arkansas is primarily dominated by fluviatile forms because of the absence of natural lakes other than oxbow lakes situated along the larger rivers Robison and Buchanan, 1988. While the overall distributions of state fish species are well known, detailed data regarding the abundance and diversity for specific smaller areas within Arkansas are lacking. This study represents an attempt to inventory the fishes of the Pine Bluff Arsenal, Jefferson County, Arkansas Maps 1 and 2 for The Nature Conservancy and to put into place the necessary baseline data on the ichthyofauna of the arsenal for future monitoring and possible replication of this study.