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Fish Species Description

Longnose gar

Lepisosteus osseus

(Linnaeus, 1758)

longnose gar Species Photo


Order: Lepisosteiformes
Family: Lepisosteidae
Alternate Names: garfish, garpike


Marine, brackish, freshwater

longnose gar Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, Suwannee, Satilla, St. Marys, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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