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

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

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



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

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Acipenser brevirostrum
[Shortnose sturgeon]



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

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Acipenser dabryanus
[Yangtze sturgeon]



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

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



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

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



North America
Max. Length 270 cm TL
Acipenser medirostris Ayres, 1854

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Acipenser medirostris
[Green sturgeon]
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Max. Length 150 cm TL

 
Acipenser mikadoi
[Sakhalin sturgeon]



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

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



Europe
Max. Length 211 cm TL
Acipenser nudiventris Lovetsky, 1828

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Acipenser nudiventris
[Fringebarbel sturgeon]



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

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



Eurasia
Max. Length 255 cm TL
Acipenser persicus Borodin, 1897

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Acipenser schrenckii
[Amur sturgeon]



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

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Acipenser sinensis
[Chinese sturgeon]



Eurasia
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Acipenser stellatus Pallas, 1771

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



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

Photo by Photo by Svensson, A.
 
Acipenser sturio
[Sturgeon]



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

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Acipenser transmontanus
[White sturgeon]



17 species

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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 130 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



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