Taxon profile


Amia calva Linnaeus, 1766

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Amiiformes - bowfins »  family Amiidae - bowfins »  genus Amia

Scientific synonyms

Amia canina Valenciennes, 1847
Amia cinerea Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846
Amia lentiginosa Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846
Amia lintiginosa Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846
Amia marmorata Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846
Amia occidentalis DeKay, 1842
Amia ocellicauda Todd, 1836
Amia ocellicaudata Todd, 1836
Amia ornata Lesueur, 1846
Amia piquotii Duméril, 1870

Other names

= Blackfish
= Bowfin
= Cottonfish
= Cypress Trout
= Freshwater Dogfish
= Grindle
= Grinnel
= John A. Grindle
= Lawyer
= Marshfish

Least Concern

Related glossary terms

living fossil

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [2600]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/878]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Amia calva Linnaeus, 1766]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 2. Nozdratí (Sarcopterygii), paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii) /mnohoploutví (Polypteriformes) – bezostní (Clupeiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 64 pp. [as Amia calva Linnaeus, 1766]
Data retrieved on: 5 June 2013

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