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what kind of fish is a gar? where it lives(fresh or salt water)? what does it eat? what is its protection? is it endagered? adaptations? whatis its average size? other unique facts?



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Gars are large fresh water fish found in the Mississippi River system and many other fresh water streams. They are predators of smaller fish. There are 3 species in Illinois, a fourth, alligator gar, is no longer found here. A picture of a longnose gar, and some other information, is at
http://www.kwic.com/~pagodavista/gar.html
or http://www.uncwil.edu/people/lindquist/CP14a1.HTM

J. Elliott



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