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desotoi, Acipenser oxyrhynchus Vladykov [V. D.] 1955:755, Pls. 1, 3, 5, 7 [Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada v. 12 (no. 5); ref. 12536] Off Gautier, mouth of Singing River, between Twin Island and Rabbit Island, Jackson County, Mississippi, U.S.A. Holotype: FMNH 59803. Paratypes: FMNH 59804 (1). Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:5 [ref. 12367]. Species originally spelled as de sotoi, change mandatory. •Synonym of Acipenser oxyrinchus Mitchill 1815, but a valid subspecies as described -- (Lee et al. 1980:41 [ref. 22416], Ong et al. 1996:464 [ref. 23959], Mettee et al. 1996:79 [ref. 25836], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:198 [ref. 23897], Scott & Crossman 1998:93 [ref. 24570], Musick et al. 2000:10 [ref. 24959], Ross et al. 2001:76 [ref. 25978], Hilton et al. 2016:31 [ref. 35294]). •Synonym of Acipenser oxyrinchus Mitchill 1915, but a valid subspecies desotoi Vladykov 1955 -- (Birstein & Bemis 1997:159 [ref. 29760], Boschung & Mayden 2004:105 [ref. 27995], Scharpf 2005:7 [ref. 28940], Page & Burr 2011:137, ll, l. [ref. 31215]). •Valid as Acipenser desotoi Vladykov 1955 -- (Robins et al. 2018:42 [ref. 35886]). Current status: Valid as Acipenser desotoi Vladykov 1955. Acipenseridae. Distribution: Southeastern U.S.A.: Gulf of Mexico. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.