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Summary information for GAR, LONGNOSE
Common Name GAR, LONGNOSE
Scientific Name LEPISOSTEUS OSSEUS
Status GAME
Primary Habitat Association Aquatic - river/stream
Preferred Habitat Usually found in pools, backwaters and oxbows of large, moderately clear streams. Prefers quiet water.
Distribution Is the most widely distributed gar in Missouri, probably occurs in every major stream in the state. Most abundant in the large reservoirs of the Ozarks *001*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
ATCHISON, BARRY, BARTON, BATES, BENTON, BOLLINGER, BOONE, BUTLER, CALLAWAY, CAMDEN, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CARROLL, CARTER, CEDAR, CHARITON, CHRISTIAN, CLARK, COLE, COOPER, CRAWFORD, DADE, DALLAS, DAVIESS, DENT, DUNKLIN, FRANKLIN, GASCONADE, GREENE, HARRISON, HICKORY, HOLT, JASPER, JEFFERSON, JOHNSON, KNOX, LAFAYETTE, LEWIS, LINCOLN, LIVINGSTON, MADISON, MARIES, MARION, MERCER, MILLER, MISSISSIPPI, MONITEAU, MONROE, MONTGOMERY, MORGAN, NEW MADRID, OSAGE, PEMISCOT, PERRY, PETTIS, PHELPS, PIKE, PLATTE, POLK, PULASKI, PUTNAM, RALLS, RAY, REYNOLDS, RIPLEY, SALINE, SCOTT, SHANNON, SHELBY, ST. CHARLES, ST. CLAIR, ST. LOUIS, STODDARD, STONE, TANEY, VERNON, WARREN, WAYNE

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