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Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acipenseriformes

Acipenseriformes are an order of primitive ray-finned fishes that includes the sturgeons and paddlefishes, as well as some extinct families.[1]

Acipenseriform skeletons are largely cartilage.



  • Family Acipenseridae
    • Subfamily Acipenserinae
      • Genus Acipenser
        • Acipenser baerii
          • Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii baerii
            Baikal sturgeon, Acipenser baerii baicalensis
        • Shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum (USA)
          Yangtze sturgeon, Acipenser dabryanus
          Lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens (USA)
          Russian sturgeon, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii
          Green sturgeon, Acipenser medirostris
          Sakhalin sturgeon, Acipenser mikadoi
          Japanese sturgeon, Acipenser multiscutatus
          Adriatic sturgeon, Acipenser naccarii
          Fringebarbel sturgeon, Acipenser nudiventris
        • Acipenser oxyrinchus (USA)
          • Gulf sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi
            Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
        • Persian sturgeon, Acipenser persicus
          Sterlet, Acipenser ruthenus
          Amur sturgeon, Acipenser schrenckii
          Chinese sturgeon, Acipenser sinensis
          Starry sturgeon, Acipenser stellatus
          European sturgeon, Acipenser sturio (also [wrongly] "Baltic sturgeon")
          White sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus
      • Genus Huso
        • Beluga sturgeon, Huso huso
          Kaluga sturgeon, Huso dauricus
    • Subfamily Scaphirhynchinae
      • Genus Scaphirhynchus
        • Pallid sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus albus
          Shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
          Alabama sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus suttkusi
      • Genus Pseudosaphirhynchus
        • Dwarf sturgeon, Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni
          Syr Darya sturgeon, Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi
          Amu Darya sturgeon, Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni
  • Family Polyodontidae (Paddlefish)
    • Genus Polyodon
      • American paddlefish, Polyodon spathula (USA)
    • Genus Psephurus
      • Chinese paddlefish, Psephurus gladius

External links


  1. ^ "Acipenseriformes". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. 05 2006 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2006.
  • Martin Hochleithner and Joern Gessner, The Sturgeons and Paddlefishes of the World: Biology and Aquaculture
  • Martin Hochleithner, Joern Gessner, and Sergej Podushka, The Bibliography of Acipenseriformes

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