WATERY WEDNESDAY # 74

WATERY WEDNESDAY # 74

 We’re flying back to the United States today and taking out our river boat to meet today’s fish. These fresh water predators are crazy looking! Grab your bug spray and let’s get ready to go….

e & e river boat

MEET THE LONGNOSE GAR!

longnose gar   Range/Habitat: Central- Eastern North America/ rivers-

   wetlands

   Diet: Carnivore: small fish

   Length/Weight:  4-6ft/ up to 33 lbs

   Conservation Status: common

 

Fun Facts:

  •          Longnose Gar have diamond shaped scales.
  •          They have long thin jaws that are full of sharp teeth.
  •          Longnose gar are ambush predators.
  •          Longnose gar have long slender bodies.
  •          Their fins are set way back on their bodies.

Longnose gar are really wild looking for fish. These fish have been around for about 100 million years. Wow! Who knew such ancient fish were swimming in our waters!

 longnose gar2    longnose gar3

 

 

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, fish, nature, rivers, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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