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The Sturgeon Fishes, family Acipenseridae 

By Bob Fenner Close up showing distensible underslung mouth

For very large systems only... as these fishes get a few to several feet in length.

Acipenser ruthenus Linnaeus 1758, the Sterlet. To 125 cm., 16 kg. Eurasia and spread about as an aquaculture food and ornamental species. Available as both a "normal" and albino variant.

Bibliography/Further Information:

World Sturgeon Conservation Society: http://www.wscs.info/

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