Scaphirhynchus platorynchus

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Scaphirhynchus platorynchus


Taxonavigation: Acipenseriformes 

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

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


Scaphirhynchus platorynchus (Rafinesque, 1820)

  • No types known.

Type locality: Ohio, Wabash and Cumberland rivers, U.S.A.

Etymology: From platy (= broad), and rhynchus (= snout), referring to flat, shovel-shaped snout. (From: The ETYFish project)


Vernacular Name[edit]

Deutsch: Schaufelstör
English: Shovelnose sturgeon


  • Rafinesque, C. S. 1820. Fishes of the Ohio River. [Ichthyologia Ohiensis, Part 5]. Western Revue and Miscellaneous Magazine 2(4): 235–242.Reference page