family Acipenseridae


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Noun1.family Acipenseridae - sturgeonsfamily Acipenseridae - 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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Shovelnose sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus are the most abundant member of the family Acipenseridae within the Mississippi River and support commercial fisheries in portions of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers (Kline and Golden, 1979; Carlson et al.
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 (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.

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