Re: NANFA-- from website: fish ID and Paddlefish

R. W. Wolff (
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 11:53:12 -0600

It is not a bowfin, the scales are shaped wrong, and the maxilla ( "lip") is
also wrong. In a bowfin the maxilla goes under the eye, with a wideing
behind the eye. Probably a snakehead of some sort, by looking at how the
area where a bowfin would have a gular plate is hanging down and the shape
of the maxilla. The color is right . If the teeth could be seen in a shot
like this, they would be more needle like and more numerous on a bowfin.
Bowfin teeth are usually not so visible until you look into a gaping mouth,
or it bites down on something.

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