Fishes were collected from Red River mainstem habitats in Arkansas with seines, rotenone, hoop nets, gill nets, and trotlines from 1995 through 2001. Seventy-two species were identified distributed among 17 families, and 15 species were new records for the Red River in Arkansas. Eighty-three species are now historically known from the Arkansas segment of the Red River. Approximately 67% of the fishes known from the entire Red River have been found in the Arkansas segment, which is only 11% of the entire river length. Baseline data on the fish fauna of the Red River is critical for the analysis of potential effects to aquatic systems, and because of the potential for deleterious effects from alteration of aquatic habitats by a proposed project to extend the Red River Navigation System upstream from Shreveport, Louisiana to Index, Arkansas and by desalination projects upstream in Texas.
Buchanan, Thomas M.; Wilson, Drew; Claybrook, L. G.; and Layher, William G.
"Fishes of the Red River in Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 57
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol57/iss1/5