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Family: Acipenseridae Sturgeons
Subfamily: Scaphirhynchinae


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North America
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Scaphirhynchus albus (Forbes & Richardson, 1905)

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Scaphirhynchus albus
[Pallid sturgeon]



North America
Max. Length 108 cm TL
Scaphirhynchus platorynchus (Rafinesque, 1820)

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Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
[Shovelnose sturgeon]



North America

Scaphirhynchus suttkusi Williams & Clemmer, 1991

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Scaphirhynchus suttkusi
[Alabama sturgeon]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scaphirhynchus albus Pallid sturgeon North America 200 TL 1905
Scaphirhynchus platorynchus Shovelnose sturgeon North America 108 TL 1820
Scaphirhynchus suttkusi Alabama sturgeon North America 1991



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