Acipenseridae


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Noun1.Acipenseridae - sturgeonsAcipenseridae - sturgeons        
fish family - any of various families of fish
Ganoidei, order Ganoidei - a group of mostly extinct primitive bony fishes characterized by armor-like bony scales
sturgeon - large primitive fishes valued for their flesh and roe; widely distributed in the North Temperate Zone
Acipenser, genus Acipenser - type genus of the Acipenseridae: sturgeons
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London, March 20 (ANI): The latest version of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has declared the fish family Acipenseridae, more commonly known as sturgeon or caviar fish, as the most endangered group of animals.
appendix, American brook lamprey 2 1 Acipenseridae Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, shovelnose sturgeon 4 1 4 Polyodontidae Polyodon spathula, paddlefish 26 Lepisosteidae Lepisosteus oculatus, spotted gar L.
appendix (DeKay), American NW brook lamprey Petromyzon marinus Linnaeus, sea NW lamprey Order Acipenseriformes (paddlefish, strugeons) Family Acipenseridae (sturgeon) Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque, W, S lake surgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus W, SE (Rafinesque), shovelnose sturgeon Family Polyodontidae (paddlefish) Polyodon spathula (Walbaum), W, SE paddlefish Order Lepisosteiformes (gars) Family Lepisosteidae (gars) Lepisosteus oculatus Winchell, NE, SW spotted gar L.