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Acipenser sinensis (Sagami sturgeon; Chinese sturgeon)

Synonyms: Acipenser kikuchii
Language: Cantonese; Chinese, Yue; Czech; Finnish; Japanese; Korean; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

The Chinese sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis; Chinese: 中华鲟; pinyin: zhōnghuá xún) is a critically endangered member of the family Acipenseridae in the order Acipenseriformes. Historically, this anadromous fish was found in China, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula, but it has been extirpated from most regions due to habitat loss and overfishing.
View Wikipedia Record: Acipenser sinensis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Acipenser sinensis


Migration [1]  Anadromous


Parasitized by 
Parazoogonus acipenseri[2]

Range Map


Asia - Inland waters; China; East China Sea; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Northwest Pacific: China and Japan (Sagami Sea) (Ref. 4537). Reported from Korea (Ref. 12218). Pearl River and Chinese sea (Ref. 42845). Endangered (Ref. 6866). International trade restricted (<b>CITES</b> II, since 1.4.98; <b>CMS</b> Appendix II).; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Palearctic; South China Sea; Yangtze; Yellow Sea;

External References



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
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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