GAR, SHORTNOSE
Summary information for GAR, SHORTNOSE
Common Name GAR, SHORTNOSE
Scientific Name LEPISOSTEUS PLATOSTOMUS
Status GAME
Primary Habitat Association Aquatic - river/stream
Preferred Habitat Occurs in pools, backwaters, oxbows, ditches and streams with little or no current, aquatic vegetation and bottoms of mud, silt, sand or organic debris.
Distribution Is the most common gar over much of Missouri outside the Ozarks *001*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
ANDREW, ATCHISON, BATES, BENTON, BOONE, BUTLER, CALLAWAY, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CARROLL, CEDAR, CHARITON, CLARK, COLE, COOPER, CRAWFORD, DAVIESS, DUNKLIN, FRANKLIN, GASCONADE, HARRISON, HOLT, JACKSON, JASPER, JEFFERSON, KNOX, LAFAYETTE, LEWIS, LINCOLN, LIVINGSTON, MARIES, MARION, MERCER, MILLER, MISSISSIPPI, MONITEAU, MONROE, MONTGOMERY, MORGAN, NEW MADRID, OSAGE, PEMISCOT, PERRY, PHELPS, PIKE, PLATTE, PULASKI, PUTNAM, RALLS, RIPLEY, SALINE, SCOTLAND, SCOTT, SHELBY, ST. CHARLES, ST. CLAIR, ST. LOUIS, STE. GENEVIEVE, STODDARD, TANEY, WARREN, WAYNE

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