The alligator gar has a broad snout, two rows of teeth on the upper jaw and between 59 and 66 laterally compressed rakers. It can be found in swamps, bayous, lakes and sluggish pools and backwaters of large rivers. It is rarely found in brackish or salt water, and is a member of the gar family.
Status & distribution
- Status — Native freshwater
- Florida Distribution — Western and North Central drainages
- River Drainages — Escambia River, Yellow River, Choctawhatchee River and Econfina Creek