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American Paddlefish (Spoonbill)


American Paddlefish or Spoonbill

(Polyodon spathula)

Missouri's State Aquatic Animal, one of the largest freshwater fish in North America. Commonly reaches 5’ or more in length and can weigh more than 60 lbs.

Feeds on zooplankton. Populations have declined due to over harvesting, sedimentation, and river modification. 

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The Grand Lake Watershed Mercury Study is supported with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Grant No.1R21ES017941.

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