Why is the market selling when the sturgeon is extinct? Expert: its the American paddlefish

 Why is the market selling when the sturgeon is extinct? Expert: its the American paddlefish

The spoon kissing sturgeon sold in the market is very similar to the white sturgeon. Photo by Mr. Hu

The news of the extinction of the sturgeon affects the hearts of many citizens and readers. Its said in the news that the white sturgeon is extinct, but why do you see them in the market? Hu, a citizen of Wuhan, sent a photo to Changjiang Daily. The fish in the photo is similar to the extinct Yangtze River white sturgeon, with a long mouth.

Mr. Hu said that the photo was taken at Gutian Third Road on 15th last month. At that time, he saw a peddler selling fish at a roadside vegetable stall, and the variety of fish was not common, so he took several photos at will. The news of the extinction of the sturgeon reminds Mr. Hu of the photos he took before. Is this a white sturgeon? he asked

On April 4, a reporter from Changjiang Daily asked a doctor from the Institute of aquatic biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Han Dynasty and learned that the fish Mr. Hu photographed was indeed similar to the sturgeon. Liu Fei and Wang Xi, two doctors of the Institute, agreed after looking at the photos: this is the spoon paddlefish of the United States!

Both paddlefish and paddlefish are species of the family paddlefish, suborder spathidae, Acipenseridae. The relationship between the paddlefish and the paddlefish is very close, and the shape is very similar. The biggest difference is that the paddlefish kisses like a log stick, while the paddlefish kisses more flat, like a ducks beak, so the paddlefish is also called a ducks beak.

Experts say the paddlefish live in the slow-moving waters of the Mississippi River. This large freshwater fish can grow to 220 cm and weigh more than 90 Jin. The name of the paddlefish comes from its unique snout, which is in the shape of a flat paddle, accounting for about one third of its length. The fish is delicious, rich in collagen and nutritious. It is a feast delicacy. The United States began artificial breeding in the 1960s, and China introduced it from the United States in 1988. Now it has successfully cultivated seedlings and promoted production.

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