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Definition of the noun amia calva
What does amia calva mean as a name of something?
- primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America
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A Dictionary of Zoology (2014)
by Michael Allaby
Amia calva (bowfin) See AMIIDAE.
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.
The 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.
by John F. Mariani
BOWFIN (Amia calva). Also “grindle,” “jack grindle,” “John A. Grindle,” “mudfish,” ...
by Ronald Eisler
bowfin (Amia calva), and gar ( Lepisosteus ...
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 ...
bowfin (Amia calva),and many members of a large group known as the teleosts (Infraclass Teleostei). Freshwater ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention
Amia Calva, xxv, 175; Amia. Amish Church, xxviii ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
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