Polyodon spathula


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Noun1.Polyodon spathula - primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snoutPolyodon spathula - primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
genus Polyodon, Polyodon - type genus of the Polyodontidae
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Riveros, "Towards development of innovative bioinspired materials by analyzing the hydrodynamic properties of polyodon spathula (paddlefish) rostrum," ERDC/ITL TR-13-4.
Orden Familia Especie Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Lepisisteus osseus Acipenseriformes Polyodontidae Polyodon spathula Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus heteroclitus Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Gambusia holbrooki Girardinus microdactylus Girardinus denticulatus Cyprinidae Siphateles bicolor Gasterostiformes Gasterosteidea Gasterosteus aculeatus Gadiformes Moridae Lepidion guentheri Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Elassodiscus tremebundus Careproctus cyclocephalus Scorpaenidae Sebastolobus macrochir Perciformes Epinephelidae Cephalopholis fulva Letthrinidae Lethrinus nebulosus.
punctatus Intestine Haplobothrium Amia calva, Ameiurus Intestine globuliforme nebulosus Marsipometra Polyodon spathula Intestine hastata Mesocestoides Procyon lotor Intestine variabilis Monobothrium Ictiobus cyprinellus Intestine ingens Proteocephalus Micropterus salmoides Encysted in ambloplitis Viscera P.
Polyodon spathula or Ictiobus niger are large-bodied adult fish and difficult to capture with a seine, Amia calva, Hybognathus nuchalis, or Phoxinus erythrogaster have a limited distribution, Notropis ortenburgeri or Noturus miurus occur in small numbers, Erimyzon oblongus, Etheostoma microperca, or Lythrurus fumeus are only in specific habitat types, and two were subspecies of Etheostoma spectabile and Luxilus chrysocephalus.
Intra-oral flow speeds have been measured for only one pump suspension-feeding fish species (Sacramento black-fish, Orthodon microiepidotus, Cyprinidae; Sanderson et al, 1991) and one ram suspension-feeding species (paddle-fish, Polyodon spathula, Polyodontidae; Sanderson et al, 1994).