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Family: Acipenseridae Sturgeons

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acipenser baerii Siberian sturgeon Asia 200 TL 1869
Acipenser brevirostrum Shortnose sturgeon North America 143 TL 1818
Acipenser dabryanus Yangtze sturgeon Asia 250 TL 1869
Acipenser fulvescens Lake sturgeon North America 274 TL 1817
Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Danube sturgeon Eurasia 236 TL 1833
Acipenser medirostris Green sturgeon North America 270 TL 1854
Acipenser mikadoi Sakhalin sturgeon Northwest Pacific 150 TL 1892
Acipenser naccarii Adriatic sturgeon Acipenser naccarii 200 TL 1836
Acipenser nudiventris Fringebarbel sturgeon Europe 211 TL 1828
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic sturgeon Western Atlantic 430 TL 1815
Acipenser persicus Persian sturgeon Eurasia 255 TL 1897
Acipenser ruthenus Sterlet sturgeon Eurasia 125 TL 1758
Acipenser schrenckii Amur sturgeon Asia 300 TL 1869
Acipenser sinensis Chinese sturgeon Northwest Pacific 346 TL 1835
Acipenser stellatus Starry sturgeon Eurasia 250 TL 1771
Acipenser sturio Sturgeon Eastern Atlantic 600 TL 1758
Acipenser transmontanus White sturgeon Eastern Pacific 610 TL 1836
Huso dauricus Kaluga Asia 560 TL 1775
Huso huso Beluga Eurasia 800 TL 1758
Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi Syr Darya sturgeon Asia 65 TL 1872
Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni Dwarf sturgeon Former USSR and Asia 27.5 TL 1877
Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni Amu Darya sturgeon Asia 75 TL 1877
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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