Specimen Information

Atractosteus spatula
Atractosteus spatula
(Alligator Gar)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1336281
Common NameAlligator Gar
CountyLos Angeles
LocalityLincoln Park Lake, south shore
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLos Angeles
HUC8 Number18070105
HUC10 NameLower Los Angeles River
HUC10 Number1807010504
HUC12 NameChavez Ravine-Los Angeles River
HUC12 Number180701050401
Collection Day27
Collection Month7
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
CommentsDuring an analysis of urban fishermen videos, this was discovered (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvCuR4jI9-Q). Video shows alligator gar caught at a local park (Lincoln Park). The scenery in the video is consistent with south side of Lincoln Park Lake.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Number Collected1
Atractosteus spatula
Atractosteus spatula


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/16/2024].

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