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Fish Identification

Bowfin

Bowfin

Bowfin have a long cylindrical body, an olive to brown back, pale belly, plain or mottled sides, a rounded tail with a ring shaped spot, a large head and mouth, and a long dorsal fin running down much of the back.

Scientific Name:  Amia calva

Adult size: 8-43 inches

Distribution: Found mostly in the southern half of the state.

Current State Record Information

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