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Texas Fish & Mussel Identification

Fish and mussel image for Texas Fish & Mussel ID course

Image by L.E. Chappell

Instructors:  Dr. Tim Bonner, Dr. Charles Randklev, and Mr. Brad Littrell

Dates: December 13th-16th, 2022

Times:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Lunch 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)


  • Freeman Aquatic Biology (FAB) Building, Texas State University, 220 E. Sessom Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
  • Rooms 102, 104, and 136

Course Materials Provided:  Species checklists and characteristics

Cost:  $700

Course overview:  The course is designed to assist government agency personnel, consultants, NGO staff, educators, students, or other interested parties in accurate identification of Texas inland fishes and freshwater mussels. The four-day course will include two days of mussel identification instruction by Dr. Charles Randklev and colleagues from Texas A&M University, and two days of fish identification instruction by Dr. Timothy Bonner, Brad Littrell, and colleagues from Texas State University.  The course will include lecture and laboratory components. Additionally, we reserved some time for participants to bring specimens and work in the laboratory on identification.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations received in writing five days before the course will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after December 6th, 2022, are not eligible for a refund.

Conference Cancellation Policy: If the minimum number of attendees is not met for the event, the event will be cancelled and a refund will be issued.

Fish and Mussel Identification Registration (limit 50 max)

For more information about the content of the program, please contact Dr. Tim Bonner, Dr. Charles Randklev, and Mr. Brad Littrell

For questions about applying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.