Specimen Information

Amia calva
Amia calva
(Bowfin)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID45037
GroupFishes
GenusAmia
Speciescalva
Common NameBowfin
StateVA
Localitya fee-fishing pond on a branch of No Business Creek, Walker Creek system
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle New
HUC8 Number05050002
Map
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Collection Year1952
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:706
Author:Jenkins, R.E., and N.M. Burkhead.
Date:1994
Title:Freshwater fishes of Virginia.
Publisher:American Fisheries Society
Pages:1079 pp
Commentsshortly after stocking a dam ruptured and half the fish escaped into the New River
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked500-600
Year Classadults


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/21/2021].

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