Lepisosteidae


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Lepisosteidae

[‚lep·ə·säs′tē·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of fishes in the order Semionotiformes.
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Pejelagarto Co, Fi: Atractosteus tropicus, Lepisosteidae.
In summary, this study provides some noteworthy geographic distribution records for 17 taxa of Arkansas fishes within seven families (Atherinopsidae, Catostomidae, Cyprinidae, Fundulidae, Lepisosteidae, Percidae, Petromyzontidae) from 15 counties of the state.
Lepisosteidae, Catostomidae, Characidae, Ictaluridae, Fundulidae, Percidae, and Cichlidae each comprised less than 2% of the overall assemblage.
Family Species Jan Feb Mar Dasyatidae Dasyatis sabina 0 0 6 Myliobatidae Rhinoptera bonasus 0 0 0 Lepisosteidae Lepisosteus osseus 0 0 0 Lepisosteus platyrhincus 0 0 1 Ophichthidae Myrophis punctatus 0 0 0 Clupeidae Harengula jaguana 0 0 0 Brevoortia spp.
However, studies of gar, family Lepisosteidae, are lacking in the literature, particularly work on alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) that are considered threatened or extirpated in most areas in which they inhabit.
Lake/moist soil Scientific name units Large-medium streams Petromyzontidae Lampetra appendix 6 (2, -) Amiidae Amia calva 2 (17, 21484) 5 (1, 1500) 3 (8, 9829) Lepisosteidae Lepisosteus osseus 14 (1, 0.