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Spotted gar

Lepisosteus oculatus

Winchell, 1864


Order: Lepisosteiformes
Family: Lepisosteidae
Alternate Names:



spotted gar Region Map


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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