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medirostris, Acipenser Ayres [W. O.] 1854:2 [The Pacific [newspaper] v. 3 and 4 (thru no. 6); ref. 157] Near San Francisco, California, U.S.A. No types known. Appeared first as above on 1 Dec.; then in Ayres 1854:16 [ref. 18923]. •Synonym of Acipenser acutirostris Ayres 1854 -- (Okada 1961:282 [ref. 6363]). •Valid as Acipenser medirostris Ayres 1854 -- (Berg 1948:95 [ref. 12882], Lee et al. 1980:40 [ref. 22416], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:61 [ref. 9277], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:18 [ref. 6441], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:42 [ref. 25598], McAllister 1990:42 [ref. 14674], Page & Burr 1991:26 [ref. 18983], Artyukhin 1995:7 [ref. 23782], Bemis et al. 1997:37 [ref. 22871], Kim 1997:142 [ref. 24032], Nikiforov et al. 1997:330 [ref. 24694], Reshetnikov et al. 1997:725 [ref. 24702], Birstein & Bemis 1997:159 [ref. 29760], Sokolov 1998:20 [ref. 23571], Scott & Crossman 1998:90 [ref. 24570], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:7 [ref. 24670], Musick et al. 2000:10 [ref. 24959], Nakabo 2000:187 [ref. 25086], Zemnukhov et al. 2001:420 [ref. 25412], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:16 [ref. 25650], Pietsch et al. 2001:138 [ref. 25688], Bogutskaya et al. 2001:42 [ref. 26178], Kim & Park 2002:40 [ref. 25913], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:114 [ref. 25968], Nakabo 2002:187 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:136, 487 [ref. 26218], Moyle 2002:109 [ref. 26449], Wydoski & Whitney 2003:39 [ref. 27816], Nelson et al. 2004:58 [ref. 27807], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:23 [ref. 28183], Love et al. 2005:15 [ref. 37547], Scharpf 2005:7 [ref. 28940], McPhail 2007:24 [ref. 31199], Page & Burr 2011:135 [ref. 31215], Hilton et al. 2011:136 [ref. 31407], Page et al. 2013:58 [ref. 32708], Pietsch & Orr 2015:18 [ref. 34694], Kells et al. 2016:88 [ref. 35888], Burton & Lea 2019:34 [ref. 37205], Dyldin et al. 2020:79 [ref. 37569]). Current status: Valid as Acipenser medirostris Ayres 1854. Acipenseridae. Distribution: North Pacific: eastern Kamchatka (Russia), Bering Sea and Alaska (U.S.A.) south to Pacific coast of northern Baja California (Mexico). Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.