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Amiidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Amioidea
Rank  Family
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Amiiformes
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Similar  Bowfin, Amiiformes, Umbridae, Catostomidae, Pirate perch

The Amiidae are a family of basal ray-finned fishes. The bowfin is the only species to survive today, although additional species in all four subfamilies of Amiidae are known from Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Eocene fossils.

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Bowfins are now found throughout eastern North America, typically in slow-moving backwaters, canals, and ox-bow lakes. When the oxygen level is low (as often happens in still waters), the bowfin can rise to the surface and gulp air into its swim bladder, which is lined with blood vessels and can serve as a primitive lung.

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Taxonomy

The family is divided into four subfamilies, with 11 genera described:

  • Amiidae
  • Subfamily Amiinae
  • Genus Amia
  • Genus †Cyclurus
  • Genus †Pseudoamiatus
  • Subfamily †Amiopsinae
  • Genus †Amiopsis
  • Subfamily †Solnhofenamiinae
  • Genus †Solnhofenamia
  • Subfamily †Vidalamiinae
  • Genus †Calamopleurus
  • Genus †Maliamia
  • Genus †Melvius
  • Genus †Pachyamia
  • Genus †Vidalamia
  • Subfamily incertae sedis
  • Genus †Nipponamia
  • References

    Amiidae Wikipedia


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