Scaphirhynchus albus

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Scaphirhynchus albus


Taxonavigation: Acipenseriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Chondrostei
Ordo: Acipenseriformes

Familia: Acipenseridae
Subfamilia: Scaphirhynchinae
Genus: Scaphirhynchus
Species: S. albus


Scaphirhynchus albus (Forbes & Richardson, 1905)

  • Syntypes: (9) INHS 26944 (3 specimens, 2 heads).

Type locality: Mississippi River at or near Grafton, Jersey County, Illinois, U.S.A.

Etymology: From the Latin albus (= white), referring to pallid coloration. (From: The ETYFish project)


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Weißer Schaufelstör
English: Pallid sturgeon
русский: Белый лопатонос
中文: 淺色鱘魚


  • Forbes, S. A. & Richardson, R. E., 1905: On a new shovelnose sturgeon from the Mississippi River. Bulletin of the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History, 7 (4): 37–44, Pls. 4-7. BHL Reference page
  • Steffensen, K. D., Powell, L. A., Stukel, S. M., Winders, K. R. & Doyle, W. J., 2015: Updated assessment of hatchery-reared pallid sturgeon (Forbes & Richardson, 1905) survival in the lower Missouri River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Article first published online: 4 NOV 2015. DOI: 10.1111/jai.12929 Reference page