from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The natural family of fish including the sturgeons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The sturgeons, a family of chondrosteous ganoid fishes, sometimes including only the genus Acipenser, sometimes also the genus Scaphirhynchops.
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- n. sturgeons
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Sturgeon— Acipenseridae —have outlived whatever killed the dinosaurs.
About 30 species within the arctic regions belonging to the families Petromyzontidae, Acipenseridae, Anguillidae, Clupeidae, Osmeridae, Salmonidae, and Gasterosteidae exhibit diadromous behavior (i.e., spend part of their lives in the marine environment and migrate to freshwater to spawn, or the converse).
Family Acipenseridae pallid sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus albus shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
The fish family Acipenseridae, more commonly known as sturgeon, is now the most endangered group of animals.
Juveniles are eaten by flatworms (Platyhelminthes), leeches (Hirudidae), and crayfish as well as an array of freshwater fish including carp (Cyprinidae), sturgeon (Acipenseridae), catfish (Ictaluridae), and sunfish (Centrarchidae).
Hatchery Manual for the White Sturgeon: With Application to Other North American Acipenseridae (Publication) by Fred Sequin Conte