Tropical Gar (Atractosteus tropicus) may be found in the backwaters and slow moving sections of rivers, lakes, swamps, and shallow lagoons from southern. Tropical gar. The tropical gar, Atractosteus tropicus, is a fish found in freshwaters from southern Mexico to Costa Rica, reported to reach lengths of up to 1. Digestive enzymatic activity and growth performance on tropical gar (Atractosteus tropicus) larvae fed Artemia nauplii (LF), frozen adult Artemia (AB), an artificial.

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Tropical Gar

Caribbean and Pacific drainages of southern Mexico and Central America. Often found in the warm stagnant waters of the lowland. Visible on the surface and resemble floating logs. Enter shallow lakes at the beginning of the dry season to spawn and known to reproduce also in June and July atarctosteus rains are heaviest and rivers flood their banks providing an ideal spawning habitat of flooded vegetation.


Large schools form to cast thousands of eggs in a gelatinous mass in the shallow waters. The adults return again to the river leaving the fry amongst the flooded vegetation Ref.

The eggs are poisonous to eat Ref. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Wiley, Ed Collaborators Ferraris, C.

Tropical gar – Wikipedia

Human uses FAO fisheries: Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years Preliminary K or Fecundity.

High to very high vulnerability 68 of Inhabit backwaters and slow moving sections of rivers and atratcosteus.

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Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Entered by Froese, Rainer.

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