Gar Species

Exant Species
Genus Lepisosteus (four species)

Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus)

Shortnose Gar (Lepisosteus platostomus)

Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus)

Florida Gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus)

Genus Atractosteus (three species)

Tropical Gar (Atractosteus tropicus)

Cuban Gar (Atractosteus tristoechus)

Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula)

Hybrid Forms (currently known)

crocodile gar type iii 1a

Atractosteus spatula x Lepisosteus osseus


Atractosteus spatula x Lepisosteus oculatus

hyb - croc i - flg x alg 2

Atractosteus spatula x Lepisosteus platostomus

Lepisosteus osseus x Lepisosteus platostomus

Extinct (Fossil) Species (coming soon)**
Genus Lepisosteus
L. opertus (Estes 1964)
L. indicus (Woodward 1908)
L. fimbriatus (Wood 1846)
L. bemisi

Genus Atractosteus
A. strausi (Kinkelin 1884)
A. simplex (Leidy 1873)
A. africanus (Arambourg & Joleaud 1943)
A. occidentalis (Leidy 1856)
A. atrox (Leidy 1873)
A. messelensis
A. falipoui (Cavin & Brito 2001)

Genus Cuneatus
C. cuneatus (Cope 1878)
C. wileyi

Genus Masillosteus
M. kelleri (Micklich & Klappert 2001)
M. janeae

Genus Obaichthys
O. decoratus (Wenz & Brito 1992)
O. africanus

Genus Dentilepisosteus
D. laevis (Wenz & Brito 1992)
D. kemkemensis

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