appeared to be washed up and killed by flood
Really, it was. We could see the black dot near the base of the tail, the rounded caudal fin, and the continuous dorsal fin.
Bowfin (Amia calva), collected during standard fall electrofishing survey.
Very large male, in flooded rail trail past Colchester Bog, where there were also many small fish.
Photograph (c) Jonathan Sawyer.
Record received via e-mail 20101114 from Gary Garrett. Photographer is Clifford Shackelford's wife (do not have her first name). Found numerous individuals over 18 inches in drying pond.