Lepisosteus osseus

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Noun1.Lepisosteus osseus - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teethLepisosteus osseus - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus - type genus of the Lepisosteidae: freshwater gars
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As the day progressed and we learned to compensate for refraction by lowering our aim, accuracy improved dramatically and we boated multiple longnose gar. It was great watching my son connect on his first official bow kill.
These are longnose gar, and given where and when you saw them, these fish were likely spawning.
From May through August, the 6-mile stretch of Haines Creek connecting Lake Eustis with Lake Griffin is loaded with Florida gar, tilapia, bowfin, and its most notable inhabitant, the longnose gar. Specimens reaching 60 inches or more can be found throughout the oxbows and numerous canals splintering off the main channel, with highest concentrations near the lock spillway on the Lake Griffin side.
elongatus included: Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula), Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus), Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus), Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), Threadfin Shad (Dorosoma petenense), Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum), Blacktail Shiner (Cyprinella venusta), Whitetail Shiner (Cyprinella galacturus), River Carpsucker (Carpiodes carpio), Quillback (Carpiodes cyprinus), Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Smallmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus).
A series of fortuitous events allowed us to serendipitously determine the exact growth in size of an individual longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus, from Lake Texoma, Oklahoma-Texas, from the day the egg was spawned and fertilized in the wild, until 166 days later when the juvenile, clearly of recruited size, was recovered from an outdoor ornamental pond where it had been housed throughout the summer-autumn growing season.
Steve gaffed my prize, and together we hauled the beast aboard, ending an action-packed week, during which we bagged many bragging size longnose gar and a pair of magnificent alligator gar.
Skemp nabbed the day's oddball--a longnose gar that had meandered its way down from the freshwater reaches of Upper Tampa Bay Park.
Monopoly Marsh and Ditch 5 are also home to 29 documented species of fish, including longnose gar (Leisosteus osseus), spotted gar (L.
Other fishes collected at the new site included (all common and scientific names follow Nelson et al., 2004): shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus), spotted gar (Lepisosteus oculatus), longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus), shortnose gar (Lepisosteus platostomus), D.
-- The longnose gar is abundant throughout Texas and is a major predator on all fish and competitor to largemouth bass.
The state record for Florida gar is a little over nine pounds, and the much larger longnose gar record is over 40 pounds.
The lower river had a higher proportion of channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus, common carp, freshwater drum and longnose gar Lepisosteus osseus.