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Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 17–20 | Cite as

First finding of gar Atractosteus sp. (Actinopterygii, Lepisosteiformes, Lepisosteidae) in the Caspian Sea near the coast of Turkmenistan

  • V. B. SalnikovEmail author
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Abstract

Information on the first finding of gar Atractosteus sp. (Actinopterygii, Lepisosteiformes, Lepisosteidae) in the Caspian Sea near the coast of Turkmenistan is given. Species of the caught individual was not identified precisely; however, it is an alligator gar Atractosteus spatula Lacepéde, 1803.

Key words

gar alligator gar Caspian Sea Lepisosteidae Atractosteus sp. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Deserts, Flora, and Fauna of the Ministry of Nature Protection of TurkmenistanAshgabatTurkmenistan

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