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oxyrinchus, Acipenser Mitchill [S. L.] 1815:462 [Transactions of the Literary and Philosophical Society of New-York v. 1 (art. 5) (for 1814); ref. 13292] New York, U.S.A. No types known. Commonly misspelled; oxyrinchus is the correct spelling. Declared a nomen protectum by Kottelat & Freyhof 2009:75 [ref. 30320] on Art. 23.9.1 for reversal of precedence over Stureo accipenser Strøm 1784 and Acipenser lichtensteinii Bloch & Schneider 1801. •Valid as Acipenser oxyrinchus Mitchell 1815, subspecies oxyrinchus Mitchell 1815 -- (Ross et al. 2001:76 [ref. 25978], Musick in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:85 [ref. 26158], Boschung & Mayden 2004:105 [ref. 27995], Scharpf 2005:7 [ref. 28940], Miller 2006:81 [ref. 28615], Kottelat & Freyhof 2009:78 [ref. 30320], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:117 [ref. 31212], Page & Burr 2011:137 [ref. 31215] with 2 subspecies, Hilton et al. 2011:136 [ref. 31407], Parin et al. 2014:43 [ref. 33547], Hilton et al. 2016:30 [ref. 35294]). •Valid as Acipenser oxyrinchus Mitchill 1815 [often misspelled oxyrhynchus] -- (Lee et al. 1980:41 [ref. 22416], Smith 1986:47 [ref. 22186], Robins & Ray 1986:44 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:68 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:42 [ref. 14674], Burkhead & Jenkins 1991:344 [ref. 21804], Page & Burr 1991:27 [ref. 18983], Boschung 1992:28 [ref. 23239], Musick et al. in Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:187 [ref. 21581], Knight & Hastings 1994:149 [ref. 25560], Artyukhin 1995:7 [ref. 23782], Ong et al. 1996:464 [ref. 23959], Chereshnev 1996:599 [ref. 24659], Bemis et al. 1997:37 [ref. 22871], Murdy et al. 1997:53 [ref. 23144], Birstein & Bemis 1997:159 [ref. 29760], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:198 [ref. 23897], Scott & Crossman 1998:92 [ref. 24570], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:125 [ref. 25013], Musick et al. 2000:10 [ref. 24959], Scott 2003:671 [ref. 26987], Nelson et al. 2004:58 [ref. 27807], Fricke 2007:25 [ref. 30577], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:53 [ref. 29996], Page et al. 2013:58 [ref. 32708], Robins et al. 2018:43 [ref. 35886]). Current status: Valid as Acipenser oxyrinchus Mitchill 1815. Acipenseridae. Distribution: Baltic Sea basin, western Atlantic and North America. North Atlantic to southeastern South America. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.