Florida gar

They have irregular round, black spots on the top of their head and over the entire body including the anus fin.

The Florida gar lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Florida Gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus) is a species of gar that is found in the USA from the Savannah River and Ochlockonee River watersheds of Georgia and throughout peninsular Florida. Florida gars can reach a length of over 3 feet (132 cm). More

Florida gars grow rapidly and can reach a length of 30 inches. Sporting Qualities Gars are sporty fighters, however they are not fished for to a great extent. More

Florida Gar Fishing Wall of Fame Most Recent Fishing PhotoMike Rating: 1. More

Florida Gar is a freshwater fish found mostly in the lakes, rivers and canals of South Florida. To take full advantage of Flickr, you should use a JavaScript-enabled browser and install the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. More

Florida gar are found from the Ocklockonee River drainage, Florida and Georgia, southward through peninsular Florida and northward to Savannah River drainage, Georgia. More

Age and Growth - Florida gars grow rapidly and can reach a length of 30 inches. Sporting Qualities - See longnose gar. Eating Quality - Although edible, they are unpopular as food. The roe is highly toxic to humans, animals and birds. More

In Florida gars, the distance is less than two-thirds the length of the snout. In spotted gars, the distance is more than two-thirds the length of the snout. More

Biography: The Florida gar is a long slender predatory fish with sharp teeth and an armor of hard diamond-shaped scales. Resembling a floating stick, a gar often drifts motionless among aquatic plants near the water's surface. More

Common names

Florida gar in English
Florida-Knochenhecht in German (Deutsch)
Florida-pansergedde in Danish (dansk)
Floridabengädda in Swedish (Svenska)
Floridanluuhauki in Finnish (suomen kieli)
панцриник флоридский in Russian (русский язык)
扁口雀鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
扁口雀鳝 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Lepisosteiformes
Family : Lepisosteidae
Genus : Lepisosteus
Species : Lepisosteus platyrhincus
Authority : DeKay, 1842