Specimen Information

Amia calva
Amia calva
(Bowfin)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID283566
GroupFishes
GenusAmia
Speciescalva
Common NameBowfin
StateMA
CountyBristol
LocalityTaunton River, in a series of small ponds adjacent to the river
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNarragansett
HUC8 Number01090004
HUC10 NameLower Taunton River-Frontal Mount Hope Bay
HUC10 Number0109000408
HUC12 NameTaunton River-Frontal Mount Hope Bay
HUC12 Number010900040804
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month10
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport
Statusestablished
Comments"There are and have been catchable numbers of Bowfin in the Taunton River drainage for some time now. The species has developed a dedicated following some of the local fishermen."
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/24/2021].

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