Family Polyodontidae - Paddlefishes
  Order
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Polyodontidae
  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 2 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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upper   Cretaceous    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: China and United States. Snout resembling a paddle and with minute barbels. Body scaleless (naked) except for a few scales on caudal peduncle. Heterocercal caudal fin. Gill rakers long and numerous (hundreds) in the planktivorous Polyodon. Minute teeth. Spiracle present. Operculum greatly extended posteriorly. Mouth protrusible or nonprotrusible. Two monotypic genera (Polyodon and Psephurus). Exhibited in public aquaria and used for food. Both species are under threat.
  Etymology
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Greek, poly = a lot of + Greek, odous = tooth, teeth ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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active
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Chondrostei | Acipenseriformes | Polyodontidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Polyodontidae as currently in FishBase

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Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus spathula Walbaum, 1792
synonymseniororiginal1
Psephurus gladius (Martens, 1862)
acceptedseniornew
Polyodon gladius Martens, 1862
synonymseniororiginal1
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