BOWFIN
Summary information for BOWFIN
Common Name BOWFIN
Scientific Name AMIA CALVA
Status COMMERCIAL, GAME
Primary Habitat Association Aquatic - river/stream
Preferred Habitat Occur in swamps, sloughs, oxbows, backwaters, borrow pits, ditches and streams. Prefer areas with dense aquatic vegetation. Avoid areas with strong current or high turbidity.
Distribution Most abundant in the southeast lowlands. Occurs along the entire length of the Mississippi R., and there is 1 record from western Missouri *001*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
BOLLINGER, BUTLER, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CLARK, CLAY, JEFFERSON, LINCOLN, MARION, MISSISSIPPI, NEW MADRID, PEMISCOT, PERRY, PIKE, RIPLEY, SCOTT, ST. CHARLES, STE. GENEVIEVE, WAYNE

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