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The Bowfin, Amia calva, family Amiidae 

Bob Fenner

Amia juvenile in the Steinhart Aquarium

To be placed


Amia calva Linnaeus 1766, the Bowfin. North America; St. Lawrence Seaway to Minnesota. To more than a meter/yard in length. A cool water (15-20 C.) ancient bony fish. Only member of its family still on the planet. A voracious eater of most all foodstuffs, tankmates.   


Bibliography/Further Reading:

Katula, Ray. 1998. The amazing Amiidae- Bowfins of North America. TFH 9/98.


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