Polyodon spathula

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Synonyms for Polyodon spathula

primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout

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Although documentation of the riverine diversity is beyond the scope of this study, it is worthy of notice that several fishes of special concern occur during part of their life cycle or in migration on this stretch of the river: Polyodon spathula (paddlefish), Alosa alabamae (Alabama shad), and Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi (gulf sturgeon), a threatened species according to the U.
Sequences were aligned with GCG PILEUP program using paddle-fish, Polyodon spathula (GenBank accession number AF176340), as the outgroup taxon.
Formally called Polyodon spathula, the paddlefish's common name stems from its long, bill-like appendage.
appendix, American brook lamprey 2 1 Acipenseridae Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, shovelnose sturgeon 4 1 4 Polyodontidae Polyodon spathula, paddlefish 26 Lepisosteidae Lepisosteus oculatus, spotted gar L.
The paddlefish, Polyodon spathula, has been both a commercial (Durand, 1911; U.