LEPISOSTEIFORMES

Cuba 2003
Cuban Gar
Atractosteus tristoechus
(Lepisosteidae)


Cuba 1981 COPPER|NICKEL
Cuban Gar
Atractosteus tristoechus
(Lepisosteidae)
(LEPISOSTEIFORMES)

Alligator Gar
Atractosteus spatula
(Lepisosteidae)
(LEPISOSTEIFORMES)

The oldest fossil of Lepisosteiformes is discovered from the stratum of the latter period for a Permian period. It develops that it was distributed widely all over the world from the record of the fossil from the Mesozoic to the Eocene epoch of the Cenozoic. Seven kinds are known, and the actual money class lives in North America, Central America, the Cuban place where it is shallow and have many waterweeds and eats brachyuran or a small fish. The body is slim, and there is the kind to become 3m. The chin sticks out of the top and bottom for a long time forward, and a lot of sharp teeth line up. There is the dorsal fin towards the back of the body. Air breathing is possible having swim bladder functioning as respiratory organs.

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