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Class: Holostei
Order: Lepisosteiformes
Family: Lepisosteidae Gars

Genus: Atractosteus

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Photo by Ramani Shirantha

North America
Max. Length 305 cm OT
Atractosteus spatula (Lacepède, 1803)

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Atractosteus spatula
[Alligator gar]

Photo by Hofinger, E.

Central America
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Atractosteus tristoechus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Atractosteus tristoechus
[Cuban gar]

Photo by NRM Ichthyology Collection Database

Central America
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Atractosteus tropicus Gill, 1863

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Atractosteus tropicus
[Tropical gar]
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atractosteus spatula Alligator gar North America 305 OT 1803
Atractosteus tristoechus Cuban gar Central America 200 TL 1801
Atractosteus tropicus Tropical gar Central America 125 TL 1863



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