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Acipenseriformes

Acipenseriformes
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Acipenseriformes
Families
Acipenseridae (sturgeons)
Polyodontidae (paddlefishes)
Chondrosteidae[?] extinct
Errolichthyidae[?] extinct

Acipenseriformes is an order of primitive ray-finned fishes that includes the sturgeons and paddlefishes, as well as some extinct families.

Acipenseriform skeletons are largely cartilage.

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