The Florida gar is a species of gar found in the USA from the Savannah River and Ochlockonee River watersheds of Georgia and throughout peninsular Florida. Florida gars can reach a length of over 3 ft . The young feed on zooplankton and insect larvae, as well as small fish. Adults mainly eat fish, shrimp, and crayfish. Although edible, they are not popular as food. The roe is highly toxic to many animals, including humans and birds. Gar are mentioned in the John Anderson song "Seminole Wind".
Similar species: Gars
Uploaded Nov 2, 2018. Captured Oct 26, 2018 15:18 in Orlando Wetlands Park, 9257, 25155 Wheeler Rd, Christmas, FL 32709, United States.