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n. pl. paddlefish or pad·dle·fish·es
Either of two fishes of the family Polyodontidae that have a long paddle-shaped snout, Psephurus gladius of the Yangtze River or Polyodon spathula of the Mississippi River basin, whose roe is used for caviar. Also called spoonbill.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) a primitive bony fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River, having a long paddle-like projection to the snout: family Polyodontidae
2. (Animals) a similar and related Chinese fish, Psephurus gladius, of the Yangtze River
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(ˈpæd lˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
a large fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River and its larger tributaries, having a long, flat, paddlelike snout.
[1680–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.paddlefish - primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snoutpaddlefish - 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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Paddlefish: Ecological, Aquacultural, and Regulatory Challenges of Managing a Global Resource
"However, in the past three decades, sturgeon have been among the most studied species in North America as a result of their threatened or endangered status," said James Crossman, president of The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society, a conservation group.
Finally, at Paddlefish, we were treated to a seafood masterclass, with fresh lobster guacamole mashed up at our table, as well as crab cakes, shrimp pasta, swordfish and scallops.
In China, hydroelectric plants on the Yangtze River has likely caused the extinction of the Chinese paddlefish. In Australia, most rivers are diverted for farming, and this was part of the reason for a die-off of up to one million fish this past January!
Since then, DePalma and other paleontologists have found heaps of fossilized sturgeon and paddlefish with glass spheres still in their gills.
He also would like to see large fish managed on a catch-and-release basis, similar to long-lived and slow-growing white sturgeon in the Pacific Northwest, or on a one-tag-per-year system as done by states in the Midwest for paddlefish and lake sturgeon.
Income opportunities vary from agri-tourism or bed and breakfast, to apiculture (bees and hive products), to aquaculture (catfish, paddlefish and shrimp), to Norooz celebration like Christmas and floral greens in other usages like local Gilaki parades, to crafts materials of every description, to fence posts and fuelwood, to native fruits and nuts (e.g., pawpaw and persimmon, walnut and hazelnut), to game preserves and lease hunting, to high value timber such as paulownia and walnut, to maple syrup, to medicinal plants and mushrooms usable for culinary or medicinal purposes.
HOE CAKES Cassidee Dabney, The Barn at Blackberry Farm For the hoe cakes: 2 cups cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 cups buttermilk 1 egg For the garnish: Paddlefish caviar such as Kelley's Katch Creme fraiche Finely chopped chives FOR THE HOE CAKES: In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
Sturgeons and paddlefish form the order Acipenseriformes, which is a group of fish that have existed since at least the Lower Jurassic and nowadays are threatened in their entire range of distribution [1].
Xiong, "Comparative study on muscle nutritional composition of juvenile bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis) and paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) fed live feed," Turkish Journal of Zoology, vol.