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Acipenser naccarii (Adriatic sturgeon)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii) is a species of fish in the family Acipenseridae. It is native to the Adriatic Sea and large rivers in Albania, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia. Specimens can be seen at the Milan Aquarium, Aquarium Finisterrae, Aquarium of the Po, and the protected area of Oasis of Sant'Alessio in Lombardy. It is an elongated fish that can grow to a maximum length of about 2 m (6.6 ft), with an olive-brown back, paler flanks and whitish belly.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Acipenser naccarii

Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Migration [2]  Anadromous

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amphilina foliacea[3]
Distomum ellipticum <Unverified Name>[3]
Leptorhynchoides plagicephalus[3]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[3]
Skrjabinopsolus semiarmatus[3]

Range Map

Distribution

Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Europe - Inland waters; Europe: Adriatic Sea and its tributaries between Po (Italy) and Buna (Albania) drainages. Recorded from Corfu; present in lowermost part of Adriatic rivers from Soca to Drin. Records from Tyrrhenian slope of Italy, Spain and France are erroneous. .In Appendix II of the Bern Convention (strictly protected fauna). International trade restricted (<b>CITES</b> II, since 1.4.98; <b>CMS</b> Appendix II). Only a single surviving naturally- spawning population at confluence of Ticino and Po; occasional records from Adriatic Sea and coastal rivers; spawning populations survived in Albania, but have possibly been extirpated. Status of threat: critically endangered.; Europe: Adriatic Sea in Italy, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; questionably enters the Guadiana River in Portugal and Spain (Ref. 3397). In Appendix II of the Bern Convention (strictly protected fauna). International trade restrict; Europe: Adriatic Sea in Italy, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; questionably enters the Guadiana River in Portugal and Spain (Ref. 3397). In Appendix II of the Bern Convention (strictly protected fauna). International trade restricted (<b>CITES</b> II, since 1.4.98; <b>CMS</b> Appendix II). Found in Po river basin (Ref. 42845). Recent DNA studies using museum specimens revealed that this species co-exists with <i>A. sturio</i> from the Adriatic Sea to the Iberian Peninsula (Ref. 52173). Occurrence along the coasts of northwest Greece is doubtful (Ref. 41624).; Italy; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Palearctic; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain;

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1Grenouillet, 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).
2Myers, 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 animaldiversity.org
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 Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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