Another Gar Id
Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:55 PM
Edited to Add:
After a quick search, the scientific name is Boulengerella maculata. Googling the scientific name gives you much better results. Oh yeah, If you look really close to the top picture, you can barely see an adipose fin, which of course are not a characteristic of gars. They also do not have the ganoid scales like our gars. Hope this helps.
Edited by UncleWillie, 08 October 2008 - 03:07 PM.
Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:54 PM
Tricky part is that Florida gars (Lepisosteus platyrhincus) aquacultured in Asia and being imported into the US are also being called "Marble gars" or "Marble line gars"... For some particular reason the LFS Hobby refuses to ID these fish or call them what they are.
I've personally seen some really dumb made up names for Lepisostieds in fish stores. One actually was calling a Florida or spotted gar an "Alligator garpike cichlid".
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