10,000 to >1,000,000 individuals
Comments: Total population size is unknown. Uncommon to rare throughout most of the range. However, Hoese and Moore (1998) stated that this gar is common in brackish water, frequently seen in the Gulf of Mexico, and common as a market fish in Louisiana. It is numerous enough to support a fishery in a reservoir in Tamaulipas, Mexico (Garcia de Leon et al. 2001).