Persian sturgeon (Acipenser persicus)

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderAcipenseriformes
FamilyAcipenseridae
GenusAcipenser (1)

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).

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

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
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  1. IUCN Red List (May, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (April, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org