WoRMS taxon details

Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus, 1758)

157872  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157872)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofEsox osseus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Distribution North and Central America: along the coasts and inland from Quebec to northern Mexico  
Distribution North and Central America: along the coasts and inland from Quebec to northern Mexico [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157872 on 2018-09-20
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2005-05-24 14:41:52Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofEsox osseus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Welshman, D., S. Kohler, J. Black and L. Van Guelpen. 2003. An atlas of distributions of Canadian Atlantic fishes. , available online at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/FishAtlas/default.htm [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on fishes and crustaceans  [details]

Distribution North and Central America: along the coasts and inland from Quebec to northern Mexico [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Found in sluggish pools, backwaters and brackish waters; migrate upriver to spawn; primary a freshwater species.  [details]

Importance Social - Minor Commercial, gamefish [details]

Predators Finfishes  [details]

Reproduction External fertilization; eggs and larvae are demersal and adhesive  [details]
 

LanguageName 
English longnose gar  [details]
French lépisosté osseux  [details]
Spanish catán aguja  [details]