The longnose gar is a primitive of species of fish found in brackish rivers, creeks and swamps. It has long, cylindrical body which is covered with tough scales. Its bony mouth and rows of large, sharp teeth makes it difficult to catch with hook and line.

Longnose gar feed on minnows, shiners, sunfish, perch and other small fish. They are often seen on the surface, especially along current rips or other areas where forage species are swept by.