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Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 84, Issue 2, pp 153–155 | Cite as

Anadromous sturgeons—what’s in a name?

Anadromous Sturgeons: Habitats, Threats, and Management. 2007. (J. Munro, D. Hatin, J.E. Hightower, K. McKown, K.J. Sulak, A.W. Kahnle and F. Caron.) American Fisheries Society, Symposium 56, Bethesda, MD., 415 pp., $69.00
  • Nancy Auer
Article
Have you ever thought about when and who first described and named the anadromous sturgeons in the genus Acipenser? Of the six North American species (not including one subspecies or the European sturgeon which was described by the Swedish C. Linnaeus in 1758) identified in this symposium publication five were each identified by a different investigator but in essentially the same time period, the early 1800s (Nelson et al. 2004). [It is also acknowledged that lake, shortnose and white sturgeons are not ‘true’ anadromous sturgeons—see first paper by Munro et al.].

Common

Species name

Described by

Date

Occupation

Country

Atlantic

Oxyrinchus

S. L. Mitchill

1815

Doctor

U.S.

Green

Medirostris

W.O. Ayres

1854

Doctor & icthyologist

U.S.

Lake

Fulvescens

C. S. Rafinesque

1817

Botanist

Turkey

Shortnose

Brevirostrum

C. A. Leseur

1818

Naturalist & artist

France

White

Transmontanus

Sir J. Richardson

1836

Doctor & naturalist

Scotland

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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