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Shortnose Gar

Lepisosteus platostomus Rafinesque 1820

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Lepisosteus platostomus (Shortnose Gar) is a species of bony fishes in the family gars. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic. They are solitary carnivores. Individuals can grow to 88.0 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Shortnose Gar. View this species on GBIF