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Acipenser baerii (Siberian sturgeon)

Synonyms: Acipenser baeri; Acipenser baeri baicalensis; Acipenser baeri stenorrhynchus; Acipenser baerii baerii; Acipenser baerii baicalensis; Acipenser baerii baikalensis; Acipenser baerii stenorrhynchus; Acipenser baieri; Acipenser stenorrhynchus; Acipenser stenorrhynchus baicalensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) is a species of sturgeon in the Acipenseridae family. It is most present in all of the major Siberian river basins that drain northward into the Kara, Laptev and East Siberian Seas, including the Ob, Yenisei (which drains Lake Baikal via the Angara River) Lena, and Kolyma Rivers. It is also found in Kazakhstan and China in the Irtysh River, a major tributary of the Ob. The species epithet honors the German Russian biologist Karl Ernst von Baer.
View Wikipedia Record: Acipenser baerii

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Acipenser baerii


Migration [1]  Anadromous


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Northern Baltic Drainages Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Polar Freshwaters    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Barguzinskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 924970 Buryatia, Russia
Trans-Baikal National Park 660209 Buryatia, Russia
Tsentral'no-Sibirskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 2521510 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Prey / Diet

Chironomus macani[2]
Chironomus rostratus[2]
Cryptochironomus defectiforceps[2]
Cryptochironomus dneprinus[2]
Lethenteron camtschaticum (Arctic lamprey)[2]
Lipiniella araenicola[2]
Monodiamesa bathyphila[2]
Paracladopelma camptolabis[2]
Saduria entomon[2]


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus clavula[3]
Acrolichanus auriculatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Amphilina foliacea[3]
Ascarophis ovotrichuria <Unverified Name>[3]
Ascarophis skrjabini <Unverified Name>[3]
Crepidostomum auriculatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Cucullanus lebedevi <Unverified Name>[3]
Cucullanus sphaerocephalus <Unverified Name>[3]
Cyathocephalus truncatus[3]
Cystoopsis acipenseris <Unverified Name>[3]
Diclybothrium armatum[3]
Diplostomum spathaceum[3]
Discocotyle sagittata[3]
Echinorhynchus salmonis[3]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[3]
Truttaedacnitis clitellarius <Unverified Name>[3]
Truttaedacnitis lebedevi <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Gardenstenorrhynchus
Dierenpark Amersfoort
Dierenpark Wissel
Museum de Besancon
Usti nad Labem Zoo
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)baerii

Range Map

Asia - Inland waters; Europe - Inland waters; Lake Baikal; Mongolia; Palearctic; Russian Federation;



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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Specially protected natural territories of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access