Longnose Gar can reach up to 6 feet in length and young feed on plankton, as adults eat shad, silversides, other fish, snakes, etc... They have a lifespan of 30 years. They are found in warm, shallow bodies of water such as rivers and lakes. This fish can be found in the eastern half of the United States, north into Canada and as far south as Mexico. Longnose Gar are predatory and have many tiny razor sharp teeth that can be seen if you can get close enough to one. It is a game fish even though people consider it a trash fish and normally don't eat them. The long nose supports over 100 tiny needle-sharp teeth.
Exhibits: Blue Hole Spring & Spring Run Creek