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Fish Identification

Longnose gar

Longnose gar have a very elongate and thin body, brownish or greenish above, pale below, scattered dark spots present on body and fins, rounded tail, and very long narrow jaws lined with teeth. They are most similar to spotted and Florida gar, which both have a shorter and broader snout.

Scientific Name:  Lepisosteus osseus

Adult size: 19-79 inches

Distribution: Found in warm waters throughout the state.

Current State Record Information

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