Polyodontidae


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Related to Polyodontidae: paddlefish, Duckbill fish

Polyodontidae

[‚päl·ē·ō′dänt·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of tubicolous, often large-bodied errantian polychaetes with characteristic cephalic and parapodial structures.
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Species Collection Site Petromyzontidae Lampetra appendix, American 49 (adult); 26, 27, brook lamprey 42, 49, 67 (ammocoete) Ichthyomnyzon unicuspis, 1, 4, 11 (adult); 49, silver lamprey 51, 53, 64 (ammocoete) Polyodontidae Polyodon spathula, paddlefish 7 Acipenseridae Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 shovelnose sturgeon Lepisosteidae Lepisosteus oculatus, 62 spotted gar L.