The spotted gar has a moderately long snout and bony plates on underside of its throat. It can be found in swamps, bayous, lakes and in the 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