Re: NANFA-- No luck on Heterandria formosa, but......

Mysteryman (
Fri, 06 Jun 2003 08:02:23 -0700

> Thanks for the information Bill. This past week I collected more gar fry from
> another area and these appear to be different from the Longnose gar fry I
> collected
> previously. These appear stockier in body shape with a broader flatened head
> (looking more like a duck bill). They're doing great so far and eating
> greedily all the
> mosquito larvae I can provide. Could these be alligator gars I wonder?
> Guess I'll
> know shortly.
If they're not longnoses, then they're probably Shortnoses or
Alligators. There's a simple way to tell those two apart: The
Alligator's upper jaw has TWO rows of teeth. That upper jaw is also
shorter than the rest of the head.
The Longnose & Shortnose both have only one row of teeth in the upper
jaw, and that jaw is longer than the rest of the head.
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