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Acipenser [Artedi, 1738] Linnaeus, 1758

Gill membranes not meeting underneath to form a continuous fold of skin across isthmus, but joined to the latter on each side; mouth small or moderate, transverse and semicircular; barbels round in cross-section.

See family for biology, etc.

Species about 25; in Clofnam area 5.

Recent revisions: see family.

Genus Acipenser