Building upon a state-wide assessment of the Saltmarsh Topminnow

Project Description

Building upon a state-wide assessment of the Saltmarsh Topminnow conducted in 2015, conduct intensified mark recapture studies in areas with known populations to determine mortality and population viability analysis and develop a habitat suitability model to predict population size and critical conservation areas for this species.

Conservation Area

Central Coast Rivers and Streams Native Fish Conservation Area, Southeast Texas Rivers Native Fish Conservation Area

NFCA Objectives

Project Hierarchy: Moderate (i.e., needs to occur within the next 3-5 years)
Estimated Cost Range: $50,000-$100,000
Project Submitted By: Jenny Oakley, Environmental Institute of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Suggested Contact: Jenny Oakley, George Guillen, Stephen Curtis

This project would build upon previous work ( to provide critical mortality and population viability analysis, and identify hot spots and critical habitats for the Saltmarsh Topminnow.

University of Houston-Clear Lake

SWG, Galveston Bay Estuary Program, NFWF

Project Status

  • Suggested
  • Ongoing
  • Completed

Project Location

Project would focus on select tidal rivers and streams along the upper Texas coast.