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Acipenser stellatus (Stellate Sturgeon; Starry sturgeon; Star sturgeon; Sevruga)

Synonyms: Acipenser helops; Acipenser ratzeburgii; Acipenser seuruga; Acipenser stellatus danubialis; Acipenser stellatus donensis; Acipenser stellatus illyricus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The starry sturgeon, Acipenser stellatus, also known as stellate sturgeon, is a species of sturgeon. It is native to the Black, Azov, Caspian and Aegean sea basins, but it has been extirpated from the last and it is predicted that the remaining natural population will follow soon due to overfishing. It is considered critically endangered by the IUCN and international trade in this species is restricted by CITES. The starry sturgeon is an anadromous species, which migrates up rivers to spawn.
View Wikipedia Record: Acipenser stellatus

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Acipenser stellatus

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  97.00 lbs (44.00 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  9 years
Male Maturity [1]  6 years
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Lithophils
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Maximum Longevity [1]  27 years
Migration [2]  Diadromous

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amphilina foliacea[3]
Anisakis schupakovi <Unverified Name>[3]
Ascaris helopis <Unverified Name>[3]
Ascarophis ovotrichuria <Unverified Name>[3]
Bothrimonus fallax[3]
Bothrimonus sturionis[3]
Capillaria tuberculata <Unverified Name>[3]
Capillospirura argumentosa <Unverified Name>[3]
Capillospirura ovotrichuria <Unverified Name>[3]
Caryophyllaeides fennica <Unverified Name>[3]
Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps <Unverified Name>[3]
Caryophyllaeus laticeps <Unverified Name>[3]
Contracaecum aduncum[3]
Contracaecum bidentatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Contracaecum squalii <Unverified Name>[3]
Cucullanus sphaerocephalus <Unverified Name>[3]
Cyclozona acipenserina <Unverified Name>[3]
Cystoopsis acipenseris <Unverified Name>[3]
Deropristis hispida[3]
Deropristis inflata[3]
Diclybothrium armatum[3]
Diclybothrium circularis <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplostomum spathaceum[3]
Eubothrium acipenserinum[3]
Eustrongylides excisus <Unverified Name>[3]
Hysterothylacium bidentatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Hysterothylacium gadi <Unverified Name>[3]
Khawia japonensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Khawia sinensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Lecithochirium rufoviride[3]
Leptorhynchoides plagicephalus[3]
Nitzschia sturionis[3]
Piscicapillaria tuberculata <Unverified Name>[3]
Proteocephalus osculatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Proteocephalus skorikowi <Unverified Name>[3]
Skrjabinopsolus acipenseris <Unverified Name>[3]
Skrjabinopsolus semiarmatus[3]
Truttaedacnitis sphaerocephala <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Apenheul Primate Park
Dierenpark Wissel

Range Map

Link to Map
Aegean Sea; Asia - Inland waters; Austria; Azerbaijan; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Caspian Sea; China; Croatia; Czech Republic; Don; Eurasia: Caspian, Black, Azov and Aegean Seas, ascending rivers to spawn. Occurrence in Albania needs confirmation. Introduced in Aral Sea. Artificially propagated (Ref. 6866). Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna). International trade restricted (<b>CITES</b> II, since 1.4.98; <b>CMS</b> Appendix II).; Europe - Inland waters; Europe, Former USSR and Asia: Basins of the Black, Azov, and Caspian seas; rare in Adriatic Sea. Status intermediate; artificially propagated (Ref. 6866). Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna). International trade restricted (<b>CITES<; Europe, Former USSR and Asia: Basins of the Black, Azov, and Caspian seas; rare in Adriatic Sea. Status intermediate; artificially propagated (Ref. 6866). Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna). International trade restricted (<b>CITES</b> II, since 1.4.98; <b>CMS</b> Appendix II). Maybe extinct in Aegean sea (Ref. 42845). Occurrence in Evros or Maritza River along the coasts of North Aegean Sea is doubtful (Ref. 41624).; Georgia; Hungary; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Kazakhstan; Kuban River; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Moldova, Republic of; Palearctic; Romania; Russian Federation; Sea of Azov; Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Slovenia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Volga;

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4, www.freshwaterecology.info, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012). 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2014.1. www.iucnredlist.org
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011