Family Amiidae - Bowfins
  Order
:
Amiidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
:
Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Jurassic    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: eastern North America. Short heterocercal caudal fin. Long dorsal fin base. About 48 dorsal rays. Large median gular plate. Branchiostegal rays 10-13. Swim bladder capable of respiratory function. Pyloric caeca absent. Maximum branchiostegal expansion and hyoid depression attained with closed jaws. About 90 cm maximum length in only recent species Amia calva. Earliest occurrence of Amia calva in the fossil record is reported for the Pleistocene.
  Etymology
:
Greek, amia = a kind of shark ( Ref. 45335). A kind of fish, probably the perch or the bonito (Ref. 46234).
  Reproductive guild
:
guarders
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Holostei | | | | | | | | | | | | | Amiiformes | | | Amiidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Amiidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Amia calva Linnaeus, 1766
acceptedseniororiginal
Amia ocellicauda Todd, 1837
synonymjuniororiginal
! Amia ocellicaudata Todd, 1837
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia occidentalis DeKay, 1842
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia marmorata Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia ornata Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia viridis Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia cinerea Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia reticulata Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia canina Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia lintiginosa Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
! Amia lentiginosa Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia subcoerulea Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
! Amia subcaerulea Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia thompsonii Duméril, 1870
synonymjuniororiginal
! Amia thompsoni Duméril, 1870
synonymjuniororiginal
Amia piquotii Duméril, 1870
synonymjuniororiginal
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