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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 (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 ...

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 previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1906)

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 ...

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 ...

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 previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Amia calva).

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

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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