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What

Longnose Gar Lepisosteus osseus

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 23, 2015

Description

This is one of those "you had to be there..."

I was walking along the edge of this lake, looking around for dragonflies and little tiny bugs and stuff, and this huge gar scares the heck outta me! It was resting here in the shallow part, and I guess I disturbed it -- it swam off quickly, before I could get any good shots...

I think it was a longnose gar -- apparently, those are found in GA.

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What

Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus

Observer

gpstewart

Date

August 24, 2015

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What

Pejelagarto y catán Genus Atractosteus

Observer

arnulfomoreno

Date

August 2, 2013

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What

Longnose Gar Lepisosteus osseus

Observer

carloscarrera

Date

July 9, 2015

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What

Longnose Gar Lepisosteus osseus

Observer

fish101

Date

August 18, 2015 10:40 PM CDT

Description

Light brown, long snout

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What

Gars Family Lepisosteidae

Observer

aguilita

Date

August 7, 2015

Description

Alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula)

7 August 2015: Observed how someone had left a young Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula) measuring only about 2.5' by the side of one of the roads at the Lake Lewisville Envrionmental Learning Area (LLELA) in Lewisville, Texas. The most fished area at LLELA is only about 100-200 feet from where we found the dessicated carcass of this magnificent fish. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department puts a limit of only one alligator gar per day per licensed person fishing at the Elm Fork Trinity River and during the time in which the species is spawning they prohibit its fishing altogether. Currently LLELA is open to the public only three days per week, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. LLELA is administered jointly by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Lewisville, Texas, and the University of North Texas.

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What

Alligator Gar Atractosteus spatula

Observer

fieldnotes

Date

August 27, 2001

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Observer

fishesoftexas

Date

August 3, 2015 01:51 PM CDT

Description

Specimen deposited at Texas Natural History Collections (https://integrativebio.utexas.edu/biodiversity-collections/collections/ichthyology-fish)

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What

Alligator Gar Atractosteus spatula

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

August 3, 2015

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What

Alligator Gar Atractosteus spatula

Observer

atassin

Date

August 6, 2015

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What

Gars Family Lepisosteidae

Observer

kvnc

Date

December 15, 2009 02:01 PM NCT

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What

Gars Family Lepisosteidae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

In American English, the name gar (or garpike) is strictly applied to members of the Lepisosteidae, a family including seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands.

No range data available.