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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lepisosteiformes
Family: Lepisosteidae Gars

Genus: Atractosteus

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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by Hofinger, E.

North America
Max. Length 305 cm OT
Atractosteus spatula (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Hofinger, E.
 
Atractosteus spatula
[Alligator gar]

Photo by Hofinger, E.

Central America
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Atractosteus tristoechus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Hofinger, E.
 
Atractosteus tristoechus
[Cuban gar]
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Central America
Max. Length 125 cm TL

 
Atractosteus tropicus
[Tropical gar]
3 Species of Family Lepisosteidae with Genus Atractosteus
(Gars)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1803 Atractosteus spatula Alligator gar North America 305 OT
1801 Atractosteus tristoechus Cuban gar Central America 200 TL
1863 Atractosteus tropicus Tropical gar Central America 125 TL



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