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2 definitions found
 for Acipenser transmontanus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sturgeon \Stur"geon\, n. [F. esturgeon, LL. sturio, sturgio,
     OHG. sturjo, G. st["o]r; akin to AS. styria, styriga.]
     (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of large cartilaginous ganoid
     fishes belonging to Acipenser and allied genera of the
     family Acipenseridae. They run up rivers to spawn, and are
     common on the coasts and in the large rivers and lakes of
     North America, Europe, and Asia. Caviar is prepared from the
     roe, and isinglass from the air bladder.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The common North American species are Acipenser
           sturio of the Atlantic coast region, Acipenser
           transmontanus of the Pacific coast, and Acipenser
           rubicundus of the Mississippi River and its
           tributaries. In Europe, the common species is
           Acipenser sturio, and other well-known species are
           the sterlet and the huso. The sturgeons are included in
           the order Chondrostei. Their body is partially
           covered by five rows of large, carinated, bony plates,
           of which one row runs along the back. The tail is
           heterocercal. The toothless and protrusile mouth is
           beneath the head, and has four barbels in front.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Shovel-nosed sturgeon. (Zool.) See Shovelnose
     (d) .
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Acipenser transmontanus
      n 1: food and game fish of marine and fresh waters of
           northwestern coast of North America [syn: Pacific
           sturgeon, white sturgeon, Sacramento sturgeon,
           Acipenser transmontanus]

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