family Polyodontidae


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Related to family Polyodontidae: Chinese paddlefish, Polyodon spathula, spoonbill catfish
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Noun1.family 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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appendix (DeKay), American NW brook lamprey Petromyzon marinus Linnaeus, sea NW lamprey Order Acipenseriformes (paddlefish, strugeons) Family Acipenseridae (sturgeon) Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque, W, S lake surgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus W, SE (Rafinesque), shovelnose sturgeon Family Polyodontidae (paddlefish) Polyodon spathula (Walbaum), W, SE paddlefish Order Lepisosteiformes (gars) Family Lepisosteidae (gars) Lepisosteus oculatus Winchell, NE, SW spotted gar L.
The paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) is one of only two living species within the family Polyodontidae. Its nearest relative is found in the Yangtze River in China.