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Atractosteus spatula

Alligator Gar

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

category: other methods record
weight: 165,56 kg ( 365 lb 0 oz )
length: 289 cm ( 114 inches )
locality: Livingston Reservoir, USA
year: 1991
2591_Kirk Kirkland_Alligator Gar_Atractosteus spatula.jpg
record caught by: Kirk Kirkland , courtesy of: Kirk Kirkland
category: questionable record
weight: + 181,50 kg ( + 400 lb )
length: 249 cm ( 98 inches )
locality: Corpus Christi Reservoir, USA
year: 2012
3377_Atractosteus_spatula_Alligator_Gar0.jpeg
record caught by: Brent Crawford , courtesy of: -
comment: weight only estimated
category: questionable record
weight: + 170,00 kg ( + 375 lb )
length: 305 cm ( 120 inches )
locality: Moon Lake, USA
year: 1910
2890_American Museum of Natural History_Alligator Gar_Atractosteus spatula.jpg
record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: American Museum of Natural History
comment: caught with the net and dried, supposedly a fake

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
USA / capital: Washington / 9,826,675 sq km

USA

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel * 128,37 kg 283 lb 0 oz Sam Rayburn Reservoir USA 2023
other methods 165,56 kg 365 lb 0 oz Livingston Reservoir USA 1991
questionable + 181,50 kg + 400 lb Corpus Christi Reservoir USA 2012
questionable + 181,50 kg + 400 lb lake in Texas USA 19??

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 254 cm 100 inches
other methods 305 cm 120 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 75 years
not verified 125 years

explanation:

rod & reel:
sport fishing record with rod & reel
other methods:
records by other methods (net, hand line, spear, bow fishing etc.)
rod & reel?:
unclear if the fish was caught with rod & reel
questionable:
records based on anecdotal reports, verification not possible
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