Bowfin - Amia calva
Bowfin – Amia calva

Family Amiidae


The family Amiidae consists of a sole extant genus and species, Amia calva. Commonly referred to as the “bowfin”, “grennel”, “mudfish”, and “blackfish”, this fish is commonly caught by fishermen in slow moving, swampy, or vegetated areas.

Species List

Common Name Scientific Name Range
Bowfin Amia calva Range Map

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