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member of the family Lepisosteidae, freshwater fishes found in the warmer rivers and lakes of the S United States, Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies. Gars are highly predacious and destroy many useful fish. They are cylindrical fishes with long jaws and formidable teeth; their peculiar armature of diamond-shaped platelike scales, composed of a hard inorganic salt, is often found also in fossil fish. The largest species is the 9-ft (275-cm) alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) of the Mississippi valley. Others are the long-nosed gar, the spotted gar, and the short-nosed gar (all genus Lepisosteus). The name garfish is sometimes used for the gar but is more correctly applied to the saltwater gar (see needlefishneedlefish,
common name for members of the family Belonidae, which comprises species of elongated, surface-swimming predaceous fish abundant in warm seas. They have beaklike jaws armed with sharp teeth, giving them a superficial resemblance to the gar; some needlefishes reach a
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). Gars are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Lepisosteiformes, family Lepisosteidae.

gar

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(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for about seven species of bony fishes in the order Semionotiformes having a slim form, an elongate snout, and close-set ganoid scales.

garage

1. Building or part thereof where motor vehicles are kept.
2. Place for repairing and maintaining such vehicles. Also see attached garage, detached garage.
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In short order, we were spotting gar around the six-foot range, and Zac made a textbook shot on a large gar that he pulled in on his own, without my help.
Gar range from the Everglades to the Georgia border and west to Alabama.
To be able to use any of those funds, approvals had to be obtained from the GAR Memorial Hall Board of Trustees, the city Department of Public Works and Parks, and the city's Trust Funds Commission.
Panamax cargoes of 4,200 kcal/kg GAR coal are being offered at about $38/mt FOB but deals could be concluded at not lower than $37.
Alligator gar were tracked daily for the first 30 d after stocking into Monopoly Marsh to determine dispersal into the new environment.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted using SAS-PROC MIXED (SAS, 1997) to determine the effect of GAR at various dosages on cell number, cellular GPDH activity, fatty acids concentration and the ratio of saturated fatty acids to monounsaturated fatty acids.
So while we enjoyed lots of shooting at longnose, shortnose, and spotted gar as well as giant buffalo carp, the huge gator gar eluded us.
The Law Lords ruled that the company acted unlawfully when, in response to substantial falls in interest rates and current market annuity rates, it reduced the terminalbonuses payable to GAR policyholders on retirement so as to be able to spread the available ``pot'' among non-GAR customers as well.
The Law Lords ruled the company acted unlawfully when, in response to substantial falls in interest rates and current market annuity rates, it reduced the terminal bonuses payable to GAR policyholders on retirement so as to be able to spread the available "pot" among non-GAR customers as well.
January 1994: Equitable announces plans to cut the size of the final bonuses paid to its 90,000 GAR policyholders.
GAR opened its first Sweetwater Tavern in 1996 and currently operates a total of seven restaurants and a bakery in northern Virginia.