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Boudreux, P.J., A.M. Ferrara, and Q.C. Fontenot. 2007. Chloride inhibition of nitrate uptake for non-teleost Actinopterygiian fishes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A. 147: 420-423.

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Buckmeier, David L. & Kerry S. Reeves 2012: Retention of Passive Integrated Transponder, T-Bar Anchor, and Coded Wire Tags in Lepisosteids, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 32:3, 573-576

Buckmeier, David L.,  Nathan G. Smith & Kerry S. Reeves 2012: Utility of Alligator Gar Age Estimates from Otoliths, Pectoral Fin Rays, and Scales, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 141:6, 1510-1519

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Burton, C. 1970. Alligator gar – fish terror or fishery tool. Arkansas Game and Fish. 3(1):5-7.

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