Polyodontidae


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Related to Polyodontidae: paddlefish, Duckbill fish
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Noun1.Polyodontidae - paddlefishes
fish family - any of various families of fish
Ganoidei, order Ganoidei - a group of mostly extinct primitive bony fishes characterized by armor-like bony scales
genus Polyodon, Polyodon - type genus of the Polyodontidae
genus Psephurus, Psephurus - a genus of Polyodontidae
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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.
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).
The paddlefish is the only species of its scientific family, Polyodontidae, found in North America.