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2011-05-06 00:00:29

National Geographic Channel host Jakub Vâgner and his team employs HTI's high-tech acoustic telemetry to monitor movement of alligator gar and advance vital species research. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 Adventure angler, conservationist, and National Geographic Channel host Jakub Vâgner and his team set out in the wilds of the Trinity River to track an elusive Texas Titan, the alligator gar.

Latest Lepisosteidae Reference Libraries

2007-02-25 21:03:04

The Needlenose fish, Xenentodon cancila is the sole member of its genus and one of the relatively few Needlefish that spends its entire life in freshwater habitats, rarely traveling through brackish or marine waterways. It is known to feed exclusively on small crustaceans. In the aquarium Some species of needlefish inhabit brackish and freshwater environments, and one of the freshwater species, Xenentodon cancila from South East Asia, is occasionally kept as an aquarium fish. It is a...

2007-02-25 21:01:38

Needlefish (family Belonidae) are piscivorous fish primarily associated with shallow marine habitats or the surface of the open sea. Some genera include species found in marine, brackish, and freshwater environments (e.g., Strongylura) while a few genera are confined to freshwater rivers and streams. Needlefish closely resemble North American freshwater gars (family Lepisosteidae) in being elongate and having long, narrow jaws filled with sharp teeth, and some species of needlefish are...

2005-06-08 10:54:18

The longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus, is a type of primitive ray-finned fish also known as the needlenose gar. This gar's snout is very long and it has a narrow beak which contains many large teeth. Its body is long and cylindrical, and covered with diamond-shape scales. Adults are about 24-40 inches and weigh 1-7 pounds; they have been known to grow to 49 inches and 25 pounds. Food They usually eat minnows and gizzard shad. Biology You can usually find Longnose Gar in...

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