Family: Lepisosteidae (gars)
The 3 gar species of the Great Lakes region are distinguished by the shape of the jaws or snout and the pattern of scales.
Distribution and Habitat
N = Native, I = Introduced (exotic), X = Extinct, P = Extirpated
Table modified from "The Life of the Lakes: A Guide
to the Great Lakes Fishery" MI Sea Grant Extension, Michigan State
a link to a non-GLERL NOAA website.
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