alligator gar

a large, heavily scaled fish, Lepisosteus spatula, with an elongated body and long snout, found mainly in shallow weedy fresh water in the southeastern U.S.

1815–25, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Alligator gar have a shorter, wider snout than the other species of gar.
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