Alligator Gar
(Atractosteus spatula)

Current Research on Alligator Gar

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Alabama

  • Auburn Univsersity, AL - Alligator gar life history, conservation status, management, age and growth.

  • Nicholls State University, LA - Status Assessment - Alabama Alligator Gar Status Assessment

  • Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery, GA - Genetics, spawning support, development of intensive culture and production techniques, sperm cryopreservation and short-term storage research, stocking support and assistance, and tagging/marking.

Arkansas

  • Layher BioLogics RTEC, Inc., AR - Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Literature Survey, Status in States of Historic Occurrence, and Field Investigations into the Life History of Alligator Gar in the Ouachita River, Arkansas
  • Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - White River Alligator Gar Status Assessment

Florida

  • FFWCC - Fish and Wildlife Research Institute - Investigating movements, habitat use, and distribution of A. spatula from the Escambia River, Fl.

Illinois

Louisiana

  • Louisiana State University, LA - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fisheries Resource and Conservation Office - Alligator Gar life history, characteristics, reproduction, age and growth.

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Department of Fish & Wildlife - Status Assessment and surveys.

  • Pvt. John Allen National Fish Hatchery, Tupelo, MS - St. Catherines Creek National Wildlife Refuge - Spawning, reproduction, stocking support, telemetry and tracking of adult alligator gar, habitat assessment, and state assistance.
  • University of Southern Mississippi, MS - Population genetics, telemetry and physiology studies.

Missouri

  • Missouri Department of Conservation - Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, AR - The effects of alligator gar re-introductions on crappie and bluegill populations in Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri. Missouri Department of Conservation.

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma State University, OK - Distribution, abundance, movements, habitats and population characteristics of the alligator gar in the Red and Arkansas River drainages in Oklahoma.

Tennessee

  • Tennesse Wildlife Resources Agency - Alligator Gar stocking, restoration, and management planning.


  • Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery, GA - Genetics, spawning support, development of intensive culture and production techniques, sperm cryopreservation and short-term storage research, stocking support and assistance, and tagging/marking.

Texas

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -Trinitiy River - Alligator Gar Telemetry, Status Assessment, Life History, Reproduction, Habitat Use.

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Statewide status assessment and managment plan development.

 

 
Alligator Gar
(Atractosteus spatula)