Paddlefish Animal Pictures
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Over-fishing played a large role in the demise of this fish.
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American Paddlefish are classified as a primitive fish species, which means that they have many physical characteristics in common with the earliest fish.
The American Paddlefish is smooth-skinned and almost entirely comprised of cartilage.