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Recent observations

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Longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus) Lepisosteus osseus

Observer

lgarrisontx

Date

April 17, 2015 04:23 PM CDT

Description

75 degrees, cloudy and humid.

Fish was caught in gillnet in Wilbarger Creek.

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Spotted gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) Lepisosteus oculatus

Observer

lgarrisontx

Date

April 17, 2015 04:23 PM CDT

Description

75 degrees, cloudy and humid.

Fish was caught in gillnet in Wilbarger Creek.

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Longnose gar Lepisosteus osseus

Observer

tobler

Date

April 11, 2015

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Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus

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johnwilliams

Date

June 2, 2012

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What

Alligator Gar Atractosteus spatula

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 29, 2015

Description

I think this is an Alligator Gar and not Spotted Gar. In any event as I drove by two fisherman they were in the process of dispatching this 3 foot gar they caught to take home for supper.

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Florida gar Lepisosteus platyrhincus

Observer

codyhough

Date

May 12, 2012

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Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus

Observer

solomonrdavid

Date

July 29, 2008

Description

Electrofishing for University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment research on peripheral populations of Spotted Gars. First specimen found in Mona Lake in over 50 years.

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What

Spotted Gar Family Lepisosteidae

Observer

jotat

Date

March 19, 2015

Description

My friends and I crossed a busy intersection of the residential area where the jogging trail continued around 2:09PM (77 degrees F and quite humid), and walking down the side of the flood control/drainage ditch to the small creek that is separated from the lake that is part of Westlake Residential, we spotted this gar swimming slowly through the slow moving creek (although there were areas of more rapid moving water where the plant life created a bottleneck). The gar is fairly small for what its species is know for, a little over a foot and a half long, and there was an even smaller one downstream of it by a couple of feet (but I did not identify or take a picture of it) that was pointed out by one of my friend. The black spots were mostly focused along the sides of the fish, and were more concentrated closer to the caudal fin. This particular gar liked to swim close to the denser patches of vegetation, and seemed to stay fixed to the particular spot shown in the photo; however, when we returned about 30 minutes later with a net to try and capture it to get a better identification, we were not able to find it again (or its companion) along the 40 ft stretch starting from the drainage holes by Fite Road.

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Florida Gar Lepisosteus platyrhincus

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nicetim

Date

March 15, 2015

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What

Alligator gar Atractosteus spatula

Observer

mjcasarez

Date

March 6, 2015 05:41 PM CST

Description

Found on bank. 2 rows of teeth on upper jaw (picture 2).

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Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus

Observer

solomonrdavid

Date

September 23, 2014

Description

Spotted Gar collected during electrofishing survey by IL Department of Natural Resources. Photos courtesy IL DNR.

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What

alligator gar Atractosteus spatula

Observer

benhutchins

Date

March 14, 2015 04:53 PM CDT
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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.