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Longnose Gar

Lepisosteus osseus


Another ancient fish, this is the longnose gar found at the Sedgwick Zoo. They have suffered a decline in population from human manipulation of water systems but remain at Least Concern. I remember going rafting in Kentucky and having these fish jump out of the water at me. Good times. My family made them out like a North American barricuda but they're a lot less dangerous than one would be led to believe.


Fossils have been found in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America dating back 100 million years. Currently, longnose gar are found in Central America, Cuba, North America, and the Isla de la Juventud.

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The GeoDex
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The GeoDex

Wichita, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Nov 19, 2018
Submitted on Nov 19, 2018

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