Alligator Gar
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Range North America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Lepisosteiformes
Family Lepisosteidae
Genus Atractosteus
Species Atractosteus spatula
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Alligator Gar is a species from the Atractosteus genus.


The Alligator Gar is the largest exclusively freshwater fish found in North America, measuring 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3.0 m) and weighing at least 200 lb (91 kg) at maturity.  They are also Green just like Alligators..


Alligator gar have often been suspected in attacks on humans, but none of these attacks have been officially confirmed to be the work of this species. They can attack a person and other animals too. But many people been trying to catch a Alligator gar and they do!



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