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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae Sturgeons
Subfamily: Acipenserinae
Genus: Acipenser

(See list of species below)



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17 species (see list below)

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Photo by Hartl, A.

Asia
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Acipenser baerii Brandt, 1869

Photo by Hartl, A.
 
Acipenser baerii
[Siberian sturgeon]

Photo by JJPhoto

North America
Max. Length 143 cm TL
Acipenser brevirostrum Lesueur, 1818

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Acipenser brevirostrum
[Shortnose sturgeon]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Acipenser dabryanus Duméril, 1869

Photo by CAFS
 
Acipenser dabryanus
[Yangtze sturgeon]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 274 cm TL
Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque, 1817

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Acipenser fulvescens
[Lake sturgeon]

Photo by Hartl, A.

Eurasia
Max. Length 236 cm TL
Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833

Photo by Hartl, A.
 
Acipenser gueldenstaedtii
[Danube sturgeon]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

North America
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Acipenser medirostris Ayres, 1854

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Acipenser medirostris
[Green sturgeon]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL

 
Acipenser mikadoi
[Sakhalin sturgeon]

Photo by Andreoli, R.

Europe
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Acipenser naccarii Bonaparte, 1836

Photo by Andreoli, R.
 
Acipenser naccarii
[Adriatic sturgeon]

Photo by CAFS

Europe
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Acipenser nudiventris Lovetsky, 1828

Photo by CAFS
 
Acipenser nudiventris
[Fringebarbel sturgeon]

Photo by Burkhead, N.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 430 cm TL
Acipenser oxyrinchus Mitchill, 1815

Photo by Burkhead, N.
 
Acipenser oxyrinchus
[Atlantic sturgeon]

Photo by Dorafshan, S.

Eurasia
Max. Length 242 cm TL
Acipenser persicus Borodin, 1897

Photo by Dorafshan, S.
 
Acipenser persicus
[Persian sturgeon]

Photo by Meyer, T.

Eurasia
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Acipenser ruthenus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Acipenser ruthenus
[Sterlet sturgeon]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Acipenser schrenckii Brandt, 1869

Photo by CAFS
 
Acipenser schrenckii
[Amur sturgeon]

Photo by CAFS

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Acipenser sinensis Gray, 1835

Photo by CAFS
 
Acipenser sinensis
[Chinese sturgeon]

Photo by Hartl, A.

Eurasia
Max. Length 220 cm TL
Acipenser stellatus Pallas, 1771

Photo by Hartl, A.
 
Acipenser stellatus
[Starry sturgeon]

Photo by Svensson, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 600 cm TL
Acipenser sturio Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Svensson, A.
 
Acipenser sturio
[Sturgeon]

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 610 cm TL
Acipenser transmontanus Richardson, 1836

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Acipenser transmontanus
[White sturgeon]
17 Species of Family Acipenseridae with Genus Acipenser
(Sturgeons)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1869 Acipenser baerii Siberian sturgeon Asia 200 TL
1818 Acipenser brevirostrum Shortnose sturgeon North America 143 TL
1869 Acipenser dabryanus Yangtze sturgeon Asia 250 TL
1817 Acipenser fulvescens Lake sturgeon North America 274 TL
1833 Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Danube sturgeon Eurasia 236 TL
1854 Acipenser medirostris Green sturgeon North America 250 TL
1892 Acipenser mikadoi Sakhalin sturgeon Northwest Pacific 150 TL
1836 Acipenser naccarii Adriatic sturgeon Europe 200 TL
1828 Acipenser nudiventris Fringebarbel sturgeon Europe 200 TL
1815 Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic sturgeon Western Atlantic 430 TL
1897 Acipenser persicus Persian sturgeon Eurasia 242 TL
1758 Acipenser ruthenus Sterlet sturgeon Eurasia 125 TL
1869 Acipenser schrenckii Amur sturgeon Asia 300 TL
1835 Acipenser sinensis Chinese sturgeon Northwest Pacific 130 TL
1771 Acipenser stellatus Starry sturgeon Eurasia 220 TL
1758 Acipenser sturio Sturgeon Eastern Atlantic 600 TL
1836 Acipenser transmontanus White sturgeon Eastern Pacific 610 TL



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