Definition of paddlefish in English:


Syllabification: pad·dle·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈpadlˌfiSH

noun (plural same or paddlefishes)

A large, mainly freshwater fish related to the sturgeon, with an elongated snout.
More example sentences
  • American paddlefish are mainly freshwater fish but can survive in brackish water.
  • Since sturgeons and paddlefish have lost many traits of most bony fish - they lack scales and have a cartilaginous skeleton - their fossil records are very sparse.
  • Within the Chondrostei, only sturgeons, bichirs and paddlefishes survive today, and many are threatened.

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