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Definition of the noun American Paddlefish
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- geographic area: North America
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An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward
The lower Mississippi is rich in fish species, including lamprey, sturgeon, North American paddlefish, gar, and bowfin. Endemic fish species are few and are limited to tributary drainages. Protected Areas. The Mississippi River passes through ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
and an archaic cartiliginous skeleton; the American paddlefish, Polyodon spathula, lives in the Mississippi River and the Asian species lives in the Yangtze and other rivers of China. paddlefish paddlewheel Mechanical Engineering, a wheel ...
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- American paddlefish
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- American Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)
The American paddlefish, Polyodon spathula, also called the Mississippi paddlefish or spoonbill, lives in slow-flowing waters of the Mississippi River drainage system. It appears to have been extirpated from Lake Erie and its tributaries. They are closely related to the sturgeons. This large Chondrostian freshwater fish may grow to 220 cm (7 feet) and weigh up to 100 kg (220 pounds). The paddlefish takes its common and scientific names from its distinctive snout, which is greatly elongated and flattened into a paddle shape. The American paddlefish is believed to use sensitive electroreceptors on its paddle to detect prey, as well as to navigate while migrating to spawning sites. The paddlefish feeds primarily on zooplankton but also feeds on crustaceans and bivalves.
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- GLOBALIZATION OF THE AMERICAN PADDLEFISH
Truman Dam blocked the paddlefish from its only known reliable spawning ground in America. Since then, the Missouri Department of Conservation has ...
- WAS 2013 Paddlefish Session: Current Global Status of American Paddlefish Aquaculture
Presenter/Author: Steven D. Mims.
- Zoo View: American Paddlefish
The fossil records of these primitive fish go back 400-million years.
- American paddlefish - Polyodon spathula - at Ripleys Aquarium of Canada
American paddlefish - Polyodon spathula - at Ripleys Aquarium of Canada.
- American paddlefish filter feeding
American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) filter feeding on zooplankton in aquarium. Author: Earthwave Society License: CC BY-SA 3.0 ...
- American Paddlefish
This American Paddlefish was filmed in Gilboa Quarry, OH. Once found in many areas of the Midwest and in the Mississippi River and it's tributaries, the ...
- American Paddlefish in Western Iowa
Several large (3-5 feet) American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) were spotted in a large, shallow scour hole. The scour hole was created by the Missouri River ...
- American Paddlefish
An American Paddlefish at Haigh Quarry. These date back to 60 million years ago in North America.