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1. There are two types of paddlefish in the world;
Polydon spathula, the American paddlefish, and also Psephurus gladius, that inhabits the Yangtze (Chang) River, which is the:
2. Paddlefish use their long snout, also called a rostrum, to dig on the bottom for food.
3. Paddlefish populations in some parts of the United States are in danger for which of the following reasons:
4. So, what DOES a paddlefish use its rostrum (snout) for, anyway?
5. Since they are closely related to sturgeon, American paddlefish are also known as "_______________" sturgeon.
6. Paddlefish are the most ancient surviving animal species in North America.
7. In Spanish, paddlefish are called "pez espátula", which could be literally translated as: _________ fish.
8. Paddlefish do not have scales as do most fish; they are a mostly cartilaginous fish, similar in that respect to sharks. Cartilaginous means:
9. Polydon spathula can be found in 22 of the USA's 50 states (and was noted in 4 other states in the past) and can weigh anywhere from 60-140 lbs (or more!) with lengths of over 5 feet. It is, therefore, America's largest freshwater fish.
10. As you've noticed, paddlefish are definitely odd creatures. Which of the following facts about them is so odd it is NOT true?
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