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 Responses to “Photos: Spawning Longnose Gar”
Casey, looks like that is some hefty competition for love! Great photos!
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?
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