Alligator Gar Fish : IUCN Status
A non-native alligator gar fish, known for its crocodile-like head and razor-sharp teeth, was found in one of Kashmir’s idyllic lakes, raising apprehensions about its impact on the native fish species.
- Alligator Gar Fish is a ray-finned euryhaline fish and is one of the biggest freshwater fish in North America and the largest species in the ‘gar’ family.
- This predator fish has an alligator-like head and razor-sharp teeth.
- It was also found in some parts of India like Bhopal, Kerala and from waterbodies of Maharashtra and Kolkata.
- IUCN status is the least concerned.