Bowfin | credit: USFWS

The bowfin is one of the more unusual species of freshwater fish native to North America.

This odd looking fish belongs to a primitive family of fish named Amiidae and is the only surviving species of that family.

The bowfin is a top level predator that feeds on frogs, fish, insects, and other aquatic life.

Bowfins are similar in appearance to northern snakeheads and burbot.

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