Persian sturgeon (Acipenser persicus)

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Persian sturgeon fact file

Persian sturgeon description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderAcipenseriformes
FamilyAcipenseridae
GenusAcipenser (1)

Information on the Persian sturgeon is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Persian sturgeon status

The Persian sturgeon is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2). Two different populations are recognised by the IUCN Red List: Acipenser persicus (Black Sea stock) is classified as Endangered (EN) and Acipenser persicus (Caspian Sea stock) is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (May, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (April, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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Persian sturgeon in fishing net  
Persian sturgeon in fishing net

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