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Population Genetics Of Bowfins (Amiidae, Amia Spp.) Across The Laurentian Great Lakes And The Carolinas, Madeline J. Clark Dec 2015

Population Genetics Of Bowfins (Amiidae, Amia Spp.) Across The Laurentian Great Lakes And The Carolinas, Madeline J. Clark

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The Bowfin, Amia calva Linneaus (1766), is a common Eastern North American fish and the last extant member of the order Amiiformes. By 1870, twelve additional species of Bowfin had been described from widely dispersed localities from lakes Huron and Champlain in the north to Charleston, SC, and New Orleans, LA, in the south. This diversity of nominal forms was synonymized into a single species, A. calva, by Jordan and Evermann in 1896. Since then, this monotypy hypothesis has been generally accepted, but never scientifically validated. Recently, this hypothesis was challenged when morphological analyses of Bowfin from Savanah River, SC ...