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Fish Species Description

Bowfin

Amia calva

Linnaeus, 1766

bowfin Species Photo

Classification

Order: Amiiformes
Family: Amiidae
Alternate Names: choupique, beaverfish, cypress trout, blackfish, grinnel, grindle

Status:


Freshwater

bowfin Region Map

Notes:

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tallapoosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, Suwannee, Satilla, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee, and Savannah River Basins.

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