Other Interesting Facts

  • Caviar can be made up of paddlefish eggs.
  • Missouri made the paddlefish the state's aquatic animal in 1997.
  • Paddlefish have to be caught by "snagging" because they are filter-feeders.
  • They survive around 30 years.
  • They can grow to be around seven feet long and 200 pounds (Hartman, 01)