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Alligator Gar [Atractosteus spatula]

General Species Information

Type of Fish: Freshwater
Common Name: Alligator Gar
Scientific Name: Atractosteus spatula
Size: 7-9.5 feet - 150-300 pounds
Habitat / Location: Large rivers along the Gulf Coast of the United States
Qualities: Diet: Fish

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NC Record Catch: 279 lbs Rio Grande, TX 1951 Caught by: Bill Valverde
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