Scaphirhynchus

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Scaphirhynchus
Scaphirhynchus albus.jpg
Scaphirhynchus albus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae
Subfamily: Scaphirhynchinae
Genus: Scaphirhynchus
Heckel, 1835
Species

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Scaphirhynchus is a genus of sturgeons native to the United States of America. All species in this genus are considered to be threatened. The pallid sturgeon is Endangered and the Alabama sturgeon is Critically Endangered.

Distribution[edit]

Member species are found in the Mississippi, Missouri, and Alabama Rivers.

Species[edit]

Currently, three species in this genus are recognized:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Scaphirhynchus in FishBase. December 2012 version.