Friday, February 18, 2011

The giant Alligator Gar fish in history

The Alligator Gar ("Gator Gar"), Atractosteus spatula, is a primitive ray-finned fish. Unlike other Gars, the mature Alligator Gar possesses a dual row of large teeth in the upper jaw. Its name derives from the alligator-like appearance of these teeth along with the fish’s elongated snout.

This “beast-fish” has the body of a fish and the teeth of a alligator. An American man has caught the world’s largest recorded alligator gar, Feb. 14.
Kenny Williams was fishing as usual on the Chotard Lake in the US state of Mississippi on the Valentine’s Day when he felt an immense weight in the net. 
An alligator gar is a fish with a long, heavily scaled body and an elongated snout containing rows of sharp teeth.
He knew to expect something larger than usual, but was nonetheless astonished when he saw the alligator gar, according to the WAPT News Feb. 16.
Biologists with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks weighed the fish at 148 kilograms. It was 2.5 meters long and 1.2 meters around the body. 

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