TITLE

Gar

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Gar, a freshwater fish having long beaklike jaws armed with sharp teeth. Gars are also known as garfish and gar pikes. They are believed to be related to similar fish that existed in prehistoric times. The long, cylindrical body of the gar is covered with tough, diamond-shaped scales. The dorsal and anal fins are located just in front of the tail. Gars live chiefly in lakes, streams, and estuaries of eastern and central North America, particularly those of the lower Mississippi Valley. Although popular as game fish, they are worthless as food.
ACCESSION #
37309554

 

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