family Amiidae

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Related to family Amiidae: Anguillidae, Lepisosteidae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Amiidae - only the bowfinsfamily Amiidae - only the bowfins      
fish family - any of various families of fish
Ganoidei, order Ganoidei - a group of mostly extinct primitive bony fishes characterized by armor-like bony scales
Amia, genus Amia - type genus of the Amiidae
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platostomus Rafinesque, W, S shortnose gar Order Amiiformes (bowfin) Family Amiidae (bowfin) Amia calva Linnaeus, bowfin N, S Order Osteoglossiformes (mooneye) Family Hiodontidae (mooneye) Hiodon alosoides (Rafinesque), S goldeye H.
The numerous vertebrae collected from this site can be placed in the family Amiidae with a high degree of confidence, although assignment to a specific genus would be difficult based solely on vertebral morphology.

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