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23.25" Shortnose Gar Taxidermy Fish Mount For Sale

  • Common Name: Shortnose Gar
  • Latin Name: Lepisosteus platostomus
  • Item Number: 21040
  • Overall Grade: Premier +
Premier +

Availability: In stock

This item is in stock and ready for immediate shipment!



Description of Taxidermy For Sale

This is a phenomenal 23.25" Shortnose Gar taxidermy fish mount for sale. It is posed facing the viewers right and mounted to a piece of driftwood. The fins, painting, and taxidermy work are all in terrific shape. All of this combined has helped this item earn our Premier Plus™ overall quality rating. All applicable dimensions are included to help ensure this item will fit within your intended display space.

- This is an authentic real skin mount.

- Great for a mantle, shelf, ledge, table, or countertop.

About the Short Nose Gar (Lepisosteus platostomus)

The Shortnose Gar is a whats considered a rough freshwater fish native to the Mississippi and Missouri River channels of North America. This species selects for calm waters or backwaters of large rivers or tributaries. This fish grows to an average of 2 feet and gets its name rough fish from its armored ganoid scales that cover the length of its slender body. They have a feeding behavior that some may consider lazy they simply sit still and wait for something to swim by them and use their short burst speed ability to quickly grab the prey. This ability is done through a large caudal fin coupled with a close by dorsal and ventral fin one above the other.

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  • Weight:

    5 lbs

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  • 'Live' Fish Weight:

    2.5 lbs

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This item ships FREE via Standard Delivery to the lower 48 states.

We use a variety of carriers, including USPS, FedEx, UPS & Spee-Dee Delivery, choosing each carrier based on the weight, dimensions and destination of your order.

We pack and ship all of our items with a dedication to safe and secure transit, and over 40 years of taxidermy-shipping experience, utilizing innovative new ways to pack your order (box or crate), ensuring it arrives to you in the exact same conditon that it left our store.

*Delivery to Alaska or Hawaii may incur an additional shipping surcharge based on the weight and dimension of the item purchased.

Each item we sell comes with its own Grade & Specifications Certificate (GSC)
Grading each item based on it's overall characteristics helps assist clients by taking the guess work out of choosing the right quality taxidermy piece to meet their needs. We assign grades to each item based on our 40+ years of experience in the taxidermy industry. From serious world class specimen collectors to first time buyers, we can help you find just the right item to meet your needs!

The Specifications of each item, including dimensions and unique characteristics, are recorded on each GSC Card. We include the Depth, Height, Width and Weight of every item when possible. We also include other features such as horn and antler length (when applicable) as well as any other key attributes and descriptions to better identify each items unique characteristics. Below is a sample GSC card. The Specifications and Grade information are provided in each listing.