Amiidae


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Amiidae

[ə′mī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of actinopterygian fishes in the order Amiiformes represented by a single living species, the bowfin (Amia calva).
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The fishes of the families Amiidae, Chandidae, Duleidae, and Serranidae, obtained by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer "Albatross" in 1907 to 1910, chiefly in Philippine Islands and adjacent seas.
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.
The teeth tentatively referred herein to Amiidae are identical to those referred to Lepisosteus (a lepisosteid) by Thurmond (1974).
platostomus, 1-6, 9, 11, 26 shortnose gar Amiidae Amia calva, bowfin 1, 2, 7 Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata, Curry and American eel Spacie (1978) Clupeidae Alosa chrysochloris, 2, 4, 7, 10 skipjack herring Dorosoma cepedianum, 1-11, 46, 48, 49, gizzard shad 51, 52, 62, 67 D.