Invasive Species Compendium

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Acipenser brevirostrum
(shortnose sturgeon)


Acipenser brevirostrum (shortnose sturgeon)


  • Last modified
  • 30 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Acipenser brevirostrum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • shortnose sturgeon
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Acipenser brevirostrum Lesueur, 1818

Preferred Common Name

  • shortnose sturgeon

Other Scientific Names

  • Acipenser brevirostris Lesueur, 1818

International Common Names

  • English: pinkster; short-nosed little sturgeon
  • Spanish: esturión hociquicorto
  • French: esturgeon à museau court; esturgeon à nez court

Local Common Names

  • Sweden: kortnosad stör

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Actinopterygii
  •                     Order: Acipenseriformes
  •                         Family: Acipenseridae
  •                             Genus: Acipenser
  •                                 Species: Acipenser brevirostrum

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Sea Areas

Atlantic, NorthwestPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
Atlantic, Western CentralPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004

North America

CanadaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
-New BrunswickPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
USAPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004


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Froese R; Pauly D, 2004. FishBase DVD. Penang, Malaysia: Worldfish Center. Online at

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