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Lepisosteus oculatus Winchell, 1864

Spotted gar
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Lepisosteiformes (Gars) > Lepisosteidae (Gars)
Etymology: Lepisosteus: Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, osteon = bone; bony sacled (Ref. 45335);  oculatus: From the word oculatus, meaning eyed (referring to the ocellus-like spots on the body) (Ref. 10294).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; agua dulce; salobre demersal.   Subtropical; 12°C - 20°C (Ref. 2060); 43°N - 28°N

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

North America: Lake Erie and south Lake Michigan drainages south through Mississippi River basin to Gulf Slope drainages from lower Apalachicola River in Florida to Nueces River in Texas, USA.

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 40 - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 57533); common length : 100.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 3728); peso máximo publicado: 4.4 kg (Ref. 40637); edad máxima reportada: 18 años (Ref. 12193)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Profusion of dark spots on the body, head and fins. Dark in coloration (Ref. 37032).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Adults occur in quiet, clear pools and backwaters of lowland creeks, small to large rivers, oxbow lakes, swamps and sloughs. Occasionally enter brackish waters. A voracious predator feeding on various kinds of fishes and crustaceans.

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Wiley, Ed | Colaboradores

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; pesca deportiva: si
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5781   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00199 - 0.01002), b=3.21 (3.01 - 3.41), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resiliencia (Ref. 69278):  Medio, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 1.4-4.4 años (tm=4; Fec=1,772).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.