Psephurus gladius

“Giant Panda of the Rivers”, not because of any physical resemblance to a panda, but because of its rarity and protected status. – Wikipedia

“Green campaigners were dismayed. Although some still hold out hope that the construction can be halted, many fear that the dam will ruin a crucial reserve for rare and endangered fish species, including the Chinese paddlefish and the Yangtze sturgeon – a “living fossil” that has survived since the time of the dinosaurs.”The Guardian Read more

Survived from the time of the dinosaurs only to meet man…

Paddlefish are an ancient lineage of fishes whose origin predates teleost fishes by millions of years. Paddlefish are distantly related to chimeras and goblin sharks and more closely related to Sturgeons. – Blog 3357

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