Scaphirhynchus

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Scaphirhynchus
Scaphirhynchus albus.jpg
Scaphirhynchus albus
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Scaphirhynchus

Heckel, 1835
Species

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Synonyms[1]
  • Scaphirhynchops Gill 1863
  • Parascaphirhynchus Forbes & Richardson 1905

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:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acipenseridae" (PDF). Deeplyfish- fishes of the world. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Scaphirhynchus in FishBase. December 2012 version.