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Family: Lepisosteidae Gars



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atractosteus spatula Alligator gar North America 305 OT 1803
Atractosteus tristoechus Cuban gar Central America 200 TL 1801
Atractosteus tropicus Tropical gar Central America 125 TL 1863
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted gar North America 150 TL 1864
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose gar North and Central America 200 TL 1758
Lepisosteus platostomus Shortnose gar North America 88 TL 1820
Lepisosteus platyrhincus Florida gar North America 132 TL 1842



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