Best Answer

No, they are fish, and alligators are reptiles..The name comes from the fact the alligator gar's head resembles an alligator, hence the name.

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

Yes, in a way they are.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Is the alligator gar related to actual alligators?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the difference between an alligator and iguana?

Some differences between alligators and sharks are:Sharks are fish and alligators are repriles.Alligators have legs and sharks do not.Sharks live in oceans and alligators live on land/water.Sharks have gills and alligators have lungs.

Are alligator gar salt water fish?

Yes, the alligator gar is a fish; it's called an alligator gar because it is a big fish which has a long, narrow but very toothy jaw which looks like the jaw of an alligator. Alligators themselves, of course, are reptiles

What eats gar?

Gars are often eaten by alligators and large water birds. Alligator snapping turtles will catch and eat alligator gars on occasion.

What eats alligator gars?

A large shark would be a great predator of the alligator gar. Bull sharks can take down a giant alligator gar easily. Alligators and crocodiles can eat alligator gars if they catch them. Alligator snapping turtles can catch small alligator gars, and will only eat dead giant alligator gars.

Can you keep other fish with your alligator gar?

no, you should keep your alligator gar with your fishes or else your alligator gar will eat them.

Does lake Norman have alligator gar?

No, but Lake Norman, NC, has the longnose gar, a relative of the alligator gar.

Who would win in a fight an alligator gar or a baby alligator?

alligator gar cause its awsome like that

What if your alligator gar is losing his spots?

Alligator gar lose the spotting as they age.

Is there a alligator catfish?

No, but there is an alligator gar.

Where do you fish an alligator gar?

The alligator gar is found in rivers and lakes of the southern U.S.

What eats a gar?


What are snakeheads enemies?

actually snake heads have a lot of enemies they are not as big and bad as tv makes them there enimies are alligators alligator gar other fishand humans