Original description as Acipenser oxyrhynchus:
- Mitchill, S.L. 1815. "The fishes of New York described and arranged". Transactions of the Literary and Philosophical Society of New York. v. 1, pp. 355-492 (ffm04539)
Conservation: Acipenser oxyrhynchus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (NT) near threatened (2006).