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Though Big Bend gambusia thrived for centuries in this habitat along the Rio Grande, its existence is now threatened by waning spring flows, fluctuating water temperatures, and competition with other fish.
The team has managed to save the Big Bend gambusia a number of times from various narrow escapes, including cold- water spells and predation by non-native fish.
A captive stock remains at the Southwestern Native Aquatic Resources and Recovery Center to help ensure future gambusia generations.
Caption: Big Bend Gambusia evolved in spring habitats in extreme southwestern Texas, in what is now Big Bend National Park.