Lepisosteus platostomus, Shortnose gar : gamefish, aquarium

Lepisosteus platostomus Rafinesque, 1820

Shortnose gar
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> Lepisosteiformes (Gars) > Lepisosteidae (Gars)
Etymology: Lepisosteus: Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, osteon = bone; bony sacled (Ref. 45335);  platostomus: From the words platy, meaning flat and stomus, meaning mouth (Ref. 10294).  More on author: Rafinesque.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; agua dulce demersal.   Subtropical; 10°C - 18°C (Ref. 2060); 46°N - 31°N

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

North America: USA in Mississippi River basin from south central Ohio, north Indiana, and Wisconsin to Montana and south to north Alabama and Louisiana; Lake Michigan drainage, Wisconsin ; Calcasieu and Mermentau rivers on Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 88.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 40637); common length : 62.5 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 12193); peso máximo publicado: 2.6 kg (Ref. 40637); edad máxima reportada: 20 años (Ref. 12193)

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Inhabit quiet pools and backwaters of creeks and small to large rivers, swamps, lakes and overflow areas of large streams. Often occur near vegetation and submerged logs. Feed on other fishes and insects. Spawning occurs over vegetation or other submerged objects (Ref. 10294).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Wiley, Ed | Colaboradores

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 March 2012

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesca deportiva: si; Acuario: Acuarios públicos
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5781   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00234 (0.00105 - 0.00526), b=3.19 (2.99 - 3.39), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Bajo, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 4.5-14 años (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (55 of 100) .