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Spotted gar

Lepisosteus oculatus

Winchell, 1864

Classification

Order: Lepisosteiformes
Family: Lepisosteidae
Alternate Names:

Status:


Freshwater

spotted gar Region Map

Notes:

The spotted gar has been reported from the Conasauga and Ochlockonee River systems and Lake Lanier, but no specimens have been confirmed.


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Chattahoochee, and Flint River basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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