Fishing for sac-a-lait in Bayou Des Allemands, Lloyd Brandt ended up catching this choupique.
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Species spotlight: Choupique

The bowfin (Amia calva), whose more common name is mudfish, is a close relative of the gar. Its stout body and long dorsal fin, which covers almost three-quarters the length of its body, give the fish a snaky or eel-like appearance. […]