Uvalde National Fish Hatchery
Southwest Region

Species on Station

channel catfish fry
Channel catfish fry. Credit: USFWS
channel catfish
Channel catfish. Credit: USFWS
comanche springs pupfish
Comanche Springs pupfish. Credit: USFWS
fountain darter
Fountain Darter. Credit: USFWS
razorback sucker
Razorback Sucker. Credit: USFWS
razorback sucker fry
Razorback Sucker fry. Credit: USFWS
san marcos salamander with eggs
San Marcos salamander with eggs. Credit: USFWS
san marcos salamander
San Marcos salamander. Credit: USFWS
texas wild-rice
Texas wild-rice. Credit: USFWS

The Uvalde National Fish hatchery currently houses six species on station. All species with the exception of the channel catfish are federally listed as endangered or threatened due to competition with exotic species and loss of habitat (caused by a reduction in natural water flows). Facilities such as the Uvalde NFH promote recovery of the species and ensure their continued existence.

Species at Uvalde National Fish Hatchery
Common Name Scientific Name Held for
Fish
Comanche Springs Pupfish Cyprindon elegans Endangered
Fountain Darter Etheostoma fonticola Endangered
Razorback Sucker Xyrauchen texanus Endangered
Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus Sportfish
Amphibians
San Marcos Salamander Eurycea nana Threatened
Plants
Texas Wild-Rice Zizania texana Endangered

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Last updated: November 21, 2014