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These freaky fish use their fins to 'walk' across the seafloor loading...
These freaky fish use their fins to 'walk' across the seafloor
Flatfish, one of the most asymmetrical organisms on Earth, use their fins to move around the seafloor—similar to how millipedes walk.
Fishing May Be Making Fish Less Sociable, More Aggressive loading...
Fishing May Be Making Fish Less Sociable, More Aggressive
By removing animals with certain personality traits, angling could have unforeseen effects on fish populations.
This Invention Helps Deep-Dwelling Fish Journey to the Surface loading...
This Invention Helps Deep-Dwelling Fish Journey to the Surface
Without the small, pressurized chamber, a fish's swim bladders likely wouldn't survive the ascent out of water.
About Alligator Gar

The prehistoric relatives of this megafish inhabited many parts of the world, but today gars live only in North and Central America.

Of the seven known gar species, the alligator is the largest, reaching up to ten feet (three meters) long and tipping the scales at up to 300 pounds (140 kilograms). These menacing-looking behemoths are generally olive green or yellow and have a heavily scaled body. A tooth-filled mouth and wide, alligator-like snout give the species its name. 

Fast Facts 

Type: Fish

Diet: Carnivore

Average life span in the wild: Females 50 years, males 26 years

Size: Up to 10 ft (3 m)

Weight: Up to 300 lbs (140 kg)

Did you know? The alligator gar has become something of an Internet celebrity. Tales and photos of these enormous, fierce-looking fish are widely circulated—and sometimes dismissed as hoaxes.

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