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. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> 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 2018-11-14
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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. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> 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. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> 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]