Information about the Bowfin (Amia calva), a warm-water fish native to Ontario.
What it looks like
- no "whiskers"
- short but deep anal fin
- length: 46-61 centimeters (18-24 inches)
Where it's found
- primarily in southern Ontario
- swampy, vegetated bays of warm lakes and rivers
Species illustration (Illustration Credit: U.S. Wildlife Service)