Acipenser

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Acipenser
Temporal range: 70.6–Present Ma
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Atlantic sturgeon
(Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae
Subfamily: Acipenserinae
Genus: Acipenser
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

17, see text

Synonyms[1]
  • Antacea Bory de St. Vincent 1822 non Rafinesque 1815
  • Antaceus Heckel ex Fitzinger & Heckel 1836 non Bonaparte 1846
  • Dinoctus Rafinesque 1818
  • Ellops Gistl 1848 non Mining 1832
  • Helops Brandt & Ratzeburg 1833 non Agassiz 1846 non Browne 1789 non Fabricius 1775 non Müller 1835
  • Sinosturio Jaekel 1929; Sturio Müller 1836
  • Sturio Rafinesque 1810
  • Acipenser (Sterletus) Rafinesque 1820
  • Sterletus (Rafinesque 1820) Brandt & Ratzeburg 1833
  • Sterleta Güldenstädt 1772
  • Acipenser (Euacipenser) Murgoci 1942
  • Acipenser (Gladostomus) Holly 1936
  • Acipenser (Lioniscus) (Heckel & Fitzinger 1836) Bonaparte 1846
  • Lioniscus Heckel & Fitzinger 1836
  • Acipenser (Parasinosturio) Artyukin 1995
  • Acipenser (Shipa) Brandt 1869

Acipenser is a genus of sturgeons. With 17 living species (others are only known from fossil remains), it is the largest genus in the order Acipenseriformes. They are native to Europe, Asia and North America, and most species are threatened.[2]

Living species[edit]

There are 17 living species:[2]

Fossil species[edit]

There are 10 species known from fossil remains:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acipenseridae" (PDF). Deeplyfish- fishes of the world. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Acipenser in FishBase. May 2019 version.
  3. ^ "Fossilworks: Acipenser". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 2019-04-17.

External links[edit]

  • Data related to Acipenser at Wikispecies
  • Media related to Acipenser at Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionary definition of acipenser at Wiktionary