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

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Wikipedia Abstract

The starry sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus) also known as stellate sturgeon or sevruga (Drakul, Persian: اوزون برون‎‎ [ozu:n boru:n], and Turkish: Uzun Burun, lit. 'long nosed'), 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 (including its caviar) 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]  97.004 lbs (44.00 kg)
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Lithophils
Maximum Longevity [1]  27 years
Migration [2]  Diadromous
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  9 years
Male Maturity [1]  6 years

Prey / Diet

Predators

Esox lucius (Jack)[3]
Huso huso (Beluga)[3]

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Apenheul Primate Park
Dierenpark Wissel

Range Map

Distribution

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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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).
3Jorrit 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.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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