Description: Bowfin is a long cylindrical fish, with no barbells, and a rounded, short anal fin. The body color is mottled olive green to light brown on the back. A prominent black-spot surrounded by an orange or yellow ring is located on the bottom of the caudal fin on juvenile and adult males. The typical size of this species averages 46-61 cm (18-24 in).
Habitat: This species prefers habitat that is swampy, vegetated bays of warm lakes, and rivers. It shares many characteristics as the fish family Burbot (Lota lota).