Sturgeon Species

To make it a little easier to follow I have split each species up onto a separate page, this allows me to go into a bit more detail for each one, and it will be quicker for me to add new species as and when I get time.

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In currently accepted taxonomy, the Acipenseridae (sturgeons) family is subdivided into two subfamilies, Acipenserinae, including the genera Acipenser and Huso, and Scaphirhynchinae, including the genera Scaphirhynchus and Pseudosaphirhynchus. The Polyodontidae (Paddlefishes) family consists of two genera, Polyodon and Psephurus, each of which contains just one species.[This work is copyright © 2000-2021]

Kingdom: Animalia (animals)

Phylum: Chordata (chordates)

Subphylum: Vertebrata (Vertebrates)

Superclass: Osteichthyes (bony fishes)

Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)

Subclass: Chondrostei (paddlefishes, sturgeons)

Order: Acipenseriformes (paddlefishes, spoonfishes, sturgeons)

Suborder: Acipenseroidei

Family: Acipenseridae (sturgeons)

Subamily: Acipenserinae

Genus: Acipenser

Species: Acipenser baerii

Species: Acipenser brevirostrum

Species: Acipenser dabryanus

Species: Acipenser fulvenscens

Species: Acipenser gueldenstaedtii

Species: Acipenser medirostris

Species: Acipenser mikadoi

Species: Acipenser naccarii

Species: Acipenser nudiventris

Species: Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi

Species: Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus

Species: Acipenser persicus

Species: Acipenser ruthenus

Species: Acipenser schrenckii

Species: Acipenser sinensis

Species: Acipenser stellatus

Species: Acipenser sturio

Species: Acipenser transmontanus

Genus: Huso

Species: Huso dauricus

Species: Huso huso

Subamily: Scaphirhynchinae

Genus: Pseudoscaphirhynchus

Species: Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi

Species: Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni

Species: Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni

Genus: Scaphirhynchus

Species: Scaphirhynchus albus

Species: Scaphirhynchus platorynchus

Species: Scaphirhynchus suttkusi

Family: Polyodontidae (Paddlefishes)

Genus: Polyodon

Species: Polyodon spathula

Genus: Psephurus

Species: Psephurus gladius

Written by Terry White, Karen Paul & Graham Quick