shovelnose

noun
shov·​el·​nose | \ˈshə-vəl-ˌnōz \

Definition of shovelnose 

: a shovel-nosed animal and especially a fish

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His business is located near Lake Barkley, Kentucky Lake and a section of the Ohio River where permitted fishermen can catch paddlefish and shovelnose sturgeon. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky is swimming with potential to take over the US caviar market," 28 June 2018 The bond would be much lower - about $50,000 - to assist with monitoring escaped shovelnose. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, "Controversial plan to farm Russian sturgeon in Louisiana moves ahead," 7 Apr. 2018 Some of the shovelnose sturgeon will be returned to the river. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, "Spillway opening and BP's spill in this week's coastal news roundup," 9 Mar. 2018 Part of this project will be aimed at determining the tolerance of the shovelnose species to saltwater as a means of determining how pallid sturgeon disperse during spillway openings. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, "Spillway opening and BP's spill in this week's coastal news roundup," 9 Mar. 2018

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1709, in the meaning defined above

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