Amia calva


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Noun1.Amia calva - primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal finAmia calva - primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
Amia, genus Amia - type genus of the Amiidae
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The Ginglymodi are made up of the seven recognized species of gars, and the Halecomorphi now consist of a single species, Amia calva, commonly known as the bowfin.
microlophus, Micropterus salmoides, Gambusia affinis, Notemigonus crysoleucus, and Amia calva. At three medium-large (>8 m wetted width) wadeable stream sites the dominant species included Minytrema melanops, Catostomus commersonii, Lepomis megalotis, L.