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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 (2003)
by Michael Allaby
Amia calva (bowfin) See Amiidae. Amiidae (bowfin; infraclass *Holostei, order * Amiiformes) A family with onlyone living representative, Amia calva, a fairly large (up to 6 kg) carnivorous fish that has a long *dorsal fin with only soft rays, a *gular ...
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 Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby
Grindle,' given in the Southern Mississippi Valley to a strange fish, the mudfish (Amia calva), elsewhere described under Bowfin. GRINDSTONE. A flat, circular stone made to revolve ...
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 ...
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 ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox
The name of a Linnaean genus of abdominal fishes, founded on a single species (Amia calva, Linn.), native of the freshwater streams of Carolina, North America, and which is still its sole representative. It is an example of the Sanroid fishes of ...
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