Cuban gar

The Cuban gar lives in the demersal, freshwater, brackish environment.

The Cuban Gar (Atractosteus tristoechus) is a huge and rare Gar species, is found in the rivers and lakes of the Western Cuba and Isla de la Juventud. More

The Cuban Gar (Atractosteus tristoechus) is a true treasure of Cuba, considered one of the most primitive skeletal fish, first vertebrates of the planet and possibly the biological joining between the fish and the mammals. More

The Cuban gar fish is found on the 1981 one peso (KM 65) and 1981 five pesos (KM 84). Its Cuban name is manjuari and is often referred to as the "fossil" fish. More

The Cuban gar is a red-list endangered species and shouldn't be kept even if you somehow find one. In aquariums gars are quite demanding and require a lot of space and clean water. More

The Cuban gar has a broader snout and lacks pattern on its body. Beside these species there are a number of hybrids such as the crocodile gar. More

The Cuban gar is the rarest gar in the world, with its natural distribution now limited to basically two drainages in Cuba. It's genus consists of three species, the other two being the alligator gar (A. spatula) and the tropical gar (A. tropicus). More

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The Cuban gar is a red-list endangered species and shouldn't be kept even if you somehow find one. Cont'd on page 2 => ImproveHomeLife. More

Common names

Alligatorhecht in German (Deutsch)
Cuban alligator gar in English
Cuban gar in English
Cubansk pansergedde in Danish (dansk)
Garpique cubain in French (français)
Gaspar manjuarí in Spanish (español)
Jättiluuhauki in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kaimanfisch in German (Deutsch)
Kostlín kubánský in Czech (česky)
Kostlín obrovský in Czech (česky)
Kubansk Bengädda in Swedish (Svenska)
Manjuan in Spanish (español)
Manjuarí in Spanish (español)
manjurai in Spanish (español)
Niszczuka wielka in Polish (polski)
古巴骨雀鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
古巴骨雀鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
大雀鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
大雀鳝 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Lepisosteiformes
Family : Lepisosteidae
Genus : Atractosteus
Species : Atractosteus tristoechus
Authority : Bloch and Schneider,1801