Observations on the eulittoral ichthyofauna of the Texas Gulf Coast.
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The shallow water fish fauna of the northern Gulf of Mexico proper is but scantily reported in the literature. A study of the beach zone at Gilchrist, Texas, during the summer of 1955 revealed the presence of 38 species of fishes. Certain of the Gulf inhabitants appeared to have moved into the area from East Bay through the newly-constructed Rollover Pass. The relative abundance and size distribution of several species indicate conditions intermediate between those of the Louisiana and lower Texas coasts.