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Acipenser persicus (Persian sturgeon)

Synonyms: Acipenser guldenstadti persicus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Persian sturgeon (Acipenser persicus) is a critically endangered species of sturgeon.
View Wikipedia Record: Acipenser persicus

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Acipenser persicus


Migration [1]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Khazar Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 658105 Turkmenistan  

Prey / Diet

Atherina boyeri (Big-scale sand smelt)[2]
Vimba vimba (Vimba bream)[2]


Parasitized by 
Amphilina foliacea[3]
Cucullanus sphaerocephala <Unverified Name>[3]
Cucullanus sphaerocephalus <Unverified Name>[3]
Eustrongylides excisus <Unverified Name>[3]
Leptorhynchoides plagicephalus[3]
Skrjabinopsolus semiarmatus[3]

Range Map

Asia - Inland waters; Azerbaijan; Black Sea; Caspian Sea; Caspian Sea and the rivers entering it. Also distributed along the eastern Black Sea (Ref. 58888). Considered to be endangered (Ref. 6866). International trade restricted (<b>CITES</b> II, since 1.4.98; <b>CMS</b/> Appendix II).; Eurasia: Caspian basin, most abundant in the southern part (Ref. 59043). Also distributed along the eastern Black Sea (Ref. 58888). International trade restricted (<b>CITES</b> II, since 1.4.98; <b>CMS</b/> Appendix II).; Europe - Inland waters; Georgia; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Kazakhstan; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Palearctic; Russian Federation; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Volga;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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