Order AMIIFORMES

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Family AMIIDAE Bowfin

Amia Linnaeus 1766    meaning unknown, presumably derived from ami, ancient name for a perch, bonito or a kind of “tunny” — Atlantic Bonito, Sarda sarda, according to Theodore Gill (1896) — perhaps referring to their similarly strong teeth

 Amia calva Linnaeus 1766    smooth or bald, probably referring to scaleless head