Santana Fauna

A large amiid fish whose modern representative is the bowfin.

Calamopleurus as a name has been retained under the International code of Zoological Nomenclature, however, it is now more widely known as Enneles audax after Jordan and Branner, 1908.

Even Vinctifer, another famous Santana fish, is believed to have been one of this fish's prey.

SPECIMEN NAME

Calamopleurus cylindricus

TYPE SPECIES

Calamopleurus cylindricus
Agassiz, 1841

CLASSIFICATION

Division HALECOSTOMI;
Subdivision HALECOMORPHI;
Family AMIIDAE
(Bonaparte, 1837);
Subfamily AMIINAE
(Patterson, 1973)

SPECIMEN LOCATED

Natural History Museum (UK)

PHOTO BY

Isabel Francais

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