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  1. Alligator Gar (NationalGeographic.com)
      "The largest of all the gars, this megafish earns its name with a wide, crocodilian head and rows of sharp teeth." 07-12

  2. Alligator Gar (Wikipedia.org)
      "Along with its status as the largest species of Gar, the Alligator Gar is the largest exclusively freshwater fish found in North America, measuring 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3.0 m) and weighing at least 200 lb (91 kg) at maturity."

      "The current world record for the largest Alligator Gar caught on rod and reel is 279 lb (127 kg).[2] The largest taken by bowfishing is 365 lb (166 kg).[3] The fish is also known for its ability to survive outside the water, being able to last for up to two hours above the surface." 07-12

  3. Piranhas (About.com - Sharpe)
      Discusses the safety of the fish. "A really hungry Piranha will bite most anything, even his own mom. But most of the time all they want to chew on are other fish or a maybe a wounded animal, but not people." 2-02

  4. Piranhas (S. America Zoological Society & Www.Piranha.Org - Grossman)
      Provides a comprehensive description of the fish, including its safety to humans. 2-02

  5. Ray-Finned Fish (University of Arizona)
      "Ray-finned fishes are the dominant aquatic vertebrates today, making up about half of all vertebrate species known. " 3-00

   
   


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