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Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

accepted
Species
Lepidosteus gracilis Richardson, 1836 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Lepidosteus mulberti Duméril, 1870 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Lepidosteus smithi Duméril, 1870 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Lepidosteus thompsoni Duméril, 1870 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Lepidosteus treculi Duméril, 1870 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Lepisosteus gavialis Lacepède, 1803 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Lepisosteus osseus oxyurus (Rafinesque, 1820) · unaccepted (junior synonym)

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marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Esox 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 [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [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. (2024). FishBase. Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157872 on 2024-03-04
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2005-05-24 14:41:52Z
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original description  (of Esox viridis Gmelin, 1789) Gmelin, J. F. (1789). Caroli a Linné ... Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species; cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decimo tertia, aucta, reformata. 3 vols. in 9 parts. Lipsiae,.</em> 1788-93. v. 1 (pt 3): 1033-1516 [Fishes on pp. 1126-1516].
page(s): 1389 [details]   

original description  (of Lepisosteus gavial Lacepède, 1803) Lacepède, B.G.E. (1803). Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome Cinquieme. 5(1-21): i-lxviii + 1-803 + index., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6335629
page(s): 331, 333 [details]   

original description  (of Lepidosteus crassus Cope, 1865) Cope, E. D. (1865). Partial catalogue of the cold-blooded Vertebrata of Michigan. Part II. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> v. 17: 78-88.
page(s): 86 [details]   

original description  (of Esox 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 [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Lepidosteus otarius Cope, 1865) Cope, E. D. (1865). Partial catalogue of the cold-blooded Vertebrata of Michigan. Part II. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> v. 17: 78-88.
page(s): 86, 87 [details]   

original description  (of Sarchirus vittatus Rafinesque, 1818) Rafinesque, C. S. (1818). Description of three new genera of fluviatile fish, Pomoxis, Sarchirus and Exoglossum. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.</em> v. 1 (pt 2): 417-422, Pl. 17.
page(s): 419, Pl. 17 (fig. 2) [details]   

original description  (of Lepidosteus rostratus Cuvier, 1836) Richardson, J. (1836). The Fish. In: Fauna Boreali-Americana; or the zoology of the northern parts of British America: containing descriptions of the objects of natural history collected on the late northern land expeditions, under the command of Sir John Franklin, R.N. <em>J. Bentley, London.</em> Part 3: i-xv + 1-327, Pls. 74-97. [Reference was incorrectly given as 1837; correct date is 1836 (WNE June 12, 2015).].
page(s): 238 [details]   

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.; Kohler, S; Black, J.; 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). (2023). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2023)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

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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]