Acipenseriformes


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Acipenseriformes

[‚as·ə·pen‚ser·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of the subclass Actinopterygii represented by the sturgeons and paddlefishes.
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Orden Familia Especie Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Lepisisteus osseus Acipenseriformes Polyodontidae Polyodon spathula Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus heteroclitus Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Gambusia holbrooki Girardinus microdactylus Girardinus denticulatus Cyprinidae Siphateles bicolor Gasterostiformes Gasterosteidea Gasterosteus aculeatus Gadiformes Moridae Lepidion guentheri Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Elassodiscus tremebundus Careproctus cyclocephalus Scorpaenidae Sebastolobus macrochir Perciformes Epinephelidae Cephalopholis fulva Letthrinidae Lethrinus nebulosus.
Ontogenetic tooth loss occurs in other fishes, including members of elopiformes and anguilliformes (Fahay, 1983), acipenseriformes (Nelson, 2006), and siliformes (Huysseune and Sire, 1997; Kakizawa and Meenakarn, 2003).
Bemis WE, Findeis EK, Grande L (1997) An overview of Acipenseriformes.
Ludwig A (2008) Identifcation of Acipenseriformes species in trade.
The order Acipenseriformes, which includes all sturgeons and paddlefishes, is a group of primitive fishes that inhabit fresh and coastal marine waters in the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere.
The entire order Acipenseriformes is listed in CITES Appendix II, except for two species listed in Appendix I.
Class ACTINOPTERYGII--RAY-FINNED FISHES Order Acipenseriformes Family Acipenseridae--Sturgeons 2 species Acipenser brevirostrum Lesueur, 1818.
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.
Acipenseriformes is a primitive group of approximately 27 species whose biological attributes make them particularly vulnerable to decline due to intensive fishing pressure.