Longnose Gar

Longnose Gar

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The longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus), also known as longnose garpike or billy gar, is a ray-finned fish in the family Lepisosteidae. The genus may have been present in North America for about 100 million years.

They have an olive brown to green, torpedo-shaped body armored with ganoid scales, elongated jaws that form a needle-like snout nearly three times the length of its head, and a row of numerous sharp, cone-shaped teeth on each side of the upper jaw.[5][6] They typically inhabit freshwater lakes, brackish water near coastal areas, swamps, and sluggish backwaters of rivers and streams. They can breathe both air and water, which allows them to inhabit aquatic environments that are low in oxygen.

Small and Medium size Gar can be keep with other fish that are over 3 inches. Large and Extra Large size Gar can be keep with other fish over 4 inches.

If you are interested in adult-size (3 to 6 foot) Longnose Gar please contact us via email for a quote. 

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