Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery
Southwest Region

Species On Station

Channel catfish production is the primary focus of the hatchery. However, with the growing number of listed and candidate species needing assistance from federal hatcheries, threatened and endangered species recovery and conservation is also a growing priority for the station.

Species at Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery
Common Name Scientific Name Held for
Clear Creek Gambusia Gambusia heterochir Endangered
Paddlefish Polyodon spathula Restoration
Fountain darter* Etheostoma fonticola Endangered
San Marcos salamander* Eurycea nana Threatened
Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus Sportfish
* station serves as emergency refugia, not currently on station

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Last updated: July 23, 2014