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Family: Lepisosteidae Gars



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7 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]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Lepisosteus oculatus Winchell, 1864

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Lepisosteus oculatus
[Spotted gar]

Photo by Crippen, C.

North and Central America
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Crippen, C.
 
Lepisosteus osseus
[Longnose gar]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Lepisosteus platostomus Rafinesque, 1820

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Lepisosteus platostomus
[Shortnose gar]

Photo by van Uitert, K.

North America
Max. Length 132 cm TL
Lepisosteus platyrhincus DeKay, 1842

Photo by van Uitert, K.
 
Lepisosteus platyrhincus
[Florida gar]
7 Species of Family Lepisosteidae
(Gars)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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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
1864 Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted gar North America 150 TL
1758 Lepisosteus osseus Longnose gar North and Central America 200 TL
1820 Lepisosteus platostomus Shortnose gar North America 88 TL
1842 Lepisosteus platyrhincus Florida gar North America 132 TL



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