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Family: Polyodontidae Paddlefishes



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2 species
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Photo by Moreau, J.

North America
Max. Length 221 cm TL
Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Moreau, J.
 
Polyodon spathula
[Mississippi paddlefish]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Psephurus gladius (Martens, 1862)

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Psephurus gladius
[Chinese paddlefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Polyodon spathula Mississippi paddlefish North America 221 TL 1792
Psephurus gladius Chinese paddlefish Asia 300 TL 1862



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