The fish collection was officially started in 1984. Mr. Robert Hrabik initiated this project and was supported by a general operating grant from the Institute of Museum Services. The collection continued to grow and now contains over 14,500 lots, primarily from Nebraska and Missouri. Although there are some specimens from the 1920s, the majority are from the 1970s into the 2000s. Besides fish collected by Carl Hubbs and G.A. Moore, the collections of Dr. John D. Lynch, Dr. Ed Peters, Dr. Richard Stasiak are included. And some stream survey voucher specimens of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (formerly Department of Environmental Quality) and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission make up a large portion of the material. These collections were heavily utilized in the 2015 book "The Fishes of Nebraska" by Hrabik, Steve Schainost, Stasiak, and Peters.
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Primarily the states of Nebraska (11,136) and Missouri (3,156). Minor contributions from other states (234). No collections from outside the United States.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [35, -105], North East [44, -89]|
|Class||Osteichthyes, Cephalaspidomorphi, Myxini, Actinopterygii|
|Start Date / End Date||1925-01-01 / 2019-01-01|