Chinese swordfish

Chinese Paddlefish, Psephurus gladius , also known as Chinese Swordfish, are among the largest freshwater fish.

The Chinese swordfish lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

The Chinese swordfish is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Chinese swordfish were declared noxious in Australia, and as a result were declared noxious in Queensland. It is illegal to possess, rear, breed, sell or buy American paddlefish and Chinese swordfish, live or dead, without a permit. More

Common names

Chinese lepelsteur in Dutch (Nederlands)
Chinese paddlefish in English
Chinese swordfish in English
Chinesischer Schaufelstör in German (Deutsch)
Chinesischer Schwertstör in German (Deutsch)
Elefanta fiŝo in Esperanto
Kinesisk spadestør in Danish (dansk)
Kinesisk svärdstör in Swedish (Svenska)
Miekkasampi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Paddlefish in English
Peixe-espátula chinês in Portuguese (Português)
Pesce spatola cinese in Italian (Italiano)
Pez espátula chino in Spanish (español)
Polyodon de Chine in French (français)
Schwertstör in German (Deutsch)
Svärdstör in Swedish (Svenska)
Sword-billed sturgeon in English
Veslonos čínský in Czech (česky)
Wioslonos chinski in Polish (polski)
Wiosłonos chiński in Polish (polski)
веслонос китайский in Russian (русский язык)
ปลาฉลามปากเป็ดจีน in Thai (ไทย)
白鱘 in Mandarin Chinese
白鲟 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Acipenseriformes
Family : Polyodontidae
Genus : Psephurus
Species : Psephurus gladius
Authority : Martens, 1862