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Amia calva

Definition of the noun amia calva

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  1. primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America

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Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

Amia calva (bowfin) See AMIIDAE.

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products (2009)

by OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

BOW FIN AMIE FIN: Amia GER: Kahlhecht POL: Mieklawka lub amia POR: Peixe-castor RUS: l/lJ'lbHaH pblôa, aMI/m SWE: Bâgfena, hundfisk Amia calva ( Freshwater — USA.) Also called FRESHWATER DOGFISH or GRINDLE.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

It is an archaic type represented now by a single living species, Amia calva, the bowfin or mudfish, inhabiting the fresh waters of North America. Also written Amiadae, Amidae, Amioidae. amil-cornt, n., See amel-corn. amildar (am'il-dār), n.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

BOWFIN (Amia calva). Also “grindle,” “jack grindle,” “John A. Grindle,” “mudfish,” ...

Google previewEisler's Encyclopedia of Environmentally Hazardous Priority Chemicals (2007)

by Ronald Eisler

bowfin (Amia calva), and gar ( Lepisosteus ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Invasive Species: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels [2 volumes] (2011)

From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels by Susan L. Woodward, Joyce A. Quinn

Native bowfin (Amia calva) and burbot (Lota lota), both of which have long bodies and long dorsal fins, might be mistaken for snakeheads. Bowfin are distinguished ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

bowfin (Amia calva),and many members of a large group known as the teleosts (Infraclass Teleostei). Freshwater ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Louisiana (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The choupique (Amia calva), also called the bowfin and grindle, is found in sluggish streams and ponds in the marshy regions of Louisiana. The single living member of an entire order of fishes, the choupique's family history dates back to the ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1905)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

Amia Calva, xxv, 175; Amia. Amish Church, xxviii ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Amia calva).

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