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Temporal range: Early Triassic–Recent[1]
Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acipenseriformes
L. S. Berg, 1940

Acipenseridae— sturgeons
Polyodontidae— paddlefishes

Yanosteus longidorsalis MHNT

Acipenseriformes /æsɪˈpɛnsərɪˈfɔːrmz/ is an order of basal[2] ray-finned fishes that includes the sturgeons and paddlefishes, as well as some extinct families.[3]

Notable characteristics of Acipenseriformes include:


Taxonomy based on the work of Mikko Haaramo,[4] Neslon, Grande and Wilson 2016[5] and van der Laan 2016.[6]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Wiley, Edward G. (1998). Paxton, J.R.; Eschmeyer, W.N. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 76–79. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.
  2. ^ Venkatesh, B. (2003). "Evolution and diversity of fish genomes". Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. 13 (6): 588. doi:10.1016/j.gde.2003.09.001.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Acipenseriformes" in FishBase. 05 2006 version.
  4. ^ Haaramo, Mikko (2007). "Acipenseriformes – sturgeons and paddlefishes". Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ Nelson, Joseph S.; Grande, Terry C.; Wilson, Mark V. H. (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118342336.
  6. ^ van der Laan, Richard (2016). "Family-group names of fossil fishes". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)