Photos: Spawning Longnose Gar

Spawning Longnose Gar

By Casey R. Smartt

In Texas, longnose gar spawn in the late spring or early summer. Typically a large female is surrounded by many smaller males, each jockeying for position to fertilize her eggs. Spawning generally takes place in a quiet backwater area, but sometimes the spawning ritual will occur over deep or open water.

Here are a few shots of a large female longnose gar accompanied by many smaller males. They follow her wherever she goes. Nikon D50, 18-55mm, f/3.5

2 thoughts on “Photos: Spawning Longnose Gar

    1. Hello Kim.

      Longnose aren’t modest about love are they. Have you seen alligator gar do this up in your neck of the woods on the Brazos River?

      Casey

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