Re: NANFA-- Acrosteus spatula

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 10 Mar 2001 16:32:28 -0800


> > What's the Common name (AFS sanctioned :) for Acrosteus spatula?
> >It looks like some kind of alligator gar from the angle presented ...
>Yes, alligator gar it is.
>And the correct spelling is Atractosteus.

and called Lepisosteus spathula by some professional and governmental
organizations. Check out the scan of an old fishing photo of an alligator
gar at

And there's an article about rearing them in aquaria at
if you have a 1500 gallon tank!

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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