FWS Scholar: Justin Crow on Rare Fish and Aquatic Salamanders

Photo of Justin Crow, by USFWS

Justin Crow is a Fish Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service located at the San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center in Texas. He has experience in the captive breeding and care of rare fish and aquatic salamander species like the Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni). Justin is doing what he always wanted to do as a child.

“There are very few people who get the opportunity to work with endangered species. It is amazing to not only to work with rare wildlife but to also have a positive impact on their recovery.”

This FWS Scholar’s research focuses on the effects of environmental stressors on aquatic organisms. Crow obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.Sc. from Texas State University. A recent co-authored work of his is The role of temperature on survival and growth of the Barton springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) found in Herpetological Conservation & Biology; discoverable via USFWS Conservation library. #FWSscholar

Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) by Ryan Hagerty/USFWS