Spotted gar

They are very persistent fish along with other fish in the family Lepisosteidae.

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

The spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) is a primitive freshwater fish of the family Lepisosteidae, native to North America from the Lake Erie and southern Lake Michigan drainages south through the Mississippi River basin to Gulf Slope drainages, from lower Apalachicola River in Florida to More

Spotted gar prefer clear, quiet, vegetated waters of streams, swamps and lakes. They sometimes enter brackish waters along the Gulf Coast. More

Spotted Gar-No Illustration Available Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) Common Names - gar, garfish, Florida gar Description - Spotted gars are almost identical to Florida gars. More

copyrighted spotted gar picture from "Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin"copyrighted spotted gar picture from "Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin" = SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lepisosteus oculatus CHARACTERISTICS: A spotted gar has from 54 to 58 lateral line More

The spotted gar is found along the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi watershed, and lower Great Lakes. In Pennsylvania it lives mostly in and around Presque Isle Bay. More

The Spotted Gar has a very strong snout that is full of sharp teeth. Gar comes from the word "spear" in the Anglo Saxon language. The snouts have shown to be very useful in catching prey. More

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The Spotted Gar or Lepisosteus oculatus is a vicious predatory fish. These fish are found from Lake Erie south to the Mississippi River basin and even in Florida and Texas. Spotted Gar are normally found in drainage type areas, and even brackish water. More

Spotted Gar Fishing Wall of Fame Most Recent Fishing PhotoCraig Rating: 2. More

Spotted Gar Spotted Gar The spotted gar is very similar to the shortnose but has well-defined round black spots on top of the head, snout and body. It seldom exceeds three feet long and 8 pounds in weight. More

Spotted gar are found from central Texas east into western Florida. The species range extends north through the Missisippi River drainage into Illinois and the lower Ohio River. Populations also occur in the Lake Erie drainage. More

Spotted gar are less tolerant of turbidity than shortnose gar. They are typically associated with aquatic vegetation, or timber, in clear water. More

The spotted gar is a species of concern in Michigan and not very common. Although edible, they are not favored as food. Their roe is considered poisonous to humans and birds. More

Features: The Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) is a stream-lined predator, with a long, cylindrical body and a beak-like mouth packed with sharp teeth for grabbing small fish such as minnows and yellow perch. More

Common names

catán pinto in Spanish (español)
Fläckig Bengädda in Swedish (Svenska)
Garpique tachetée in French (français)
Gaspar pintado in Spanish (español)
Gefleckter Knochenhecht in German (Deutsch)
Kostlín skvrnitý in Czech (česky)
Kostlín úzkočelistý in Czech (česky)
lépisosté tacheté in French (français)
Pettyes kajmánhal in Hungarian (Magyar)
Plettet pansergedde in Danish (dansk)
Pyatnistyi pantsirnik in Russian (русский язык)
Rengasluuhauki in Finnish (suomen kieli)
shortnose gar in English
spotted gar in English
Täpläluuhauki in Finnish (suomen kieli)
панцриник пятнистый in Russian (русский язык)
点雀鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
眼斑雀鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
眼斑雀鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
點雀鱔 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Lepisosteiformes
Family : Lepisosteidae
Genus : Lepisosteus
Species : Lepisosteus oculatus
Authority : Winchell, 1864