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Duckbill Cat
Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Acipenseriformes »  family Polyodontidae - paddlefishes »  genus Polyodon

Scientific synonyms

Squalus spathula Walbaum, 1792

Other names

= Mississippi Paddlefish
= Paddlefish
= Spoonbill

IUCN category:Vulnerable

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juvenile animal

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Related glossary terms

living fossil

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/21355]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [174]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [17938]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 2. Nozdratí (Sarcopterygii), paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii) /mnohoploutví (Polypteriformes) – bezostní (Clupeiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 64 pp. [as Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 5 June 2013
EN Predrag Simonović, Saša Marić and Vera Nikolić (2006): Occurrence of paddlefish Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792) in the Serbian part of the lower River Danube [http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2006/AI_...], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 3: 183-185 [as Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792)]

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Explanations

species extinct in area described by check-list