Ship sturgeon (Acipenser nudiventris)

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Ship sturgeon fact file

Ship sturgeon description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderAcipenseriformes
FamilyAcipenseridae
GenusAcipenser (1)

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

Also known as
bastard sturgeon, fringebarbel sturgeon, spiny sturgeon, thorn sturgeon.
French
Esturgeon À Barbillons Frangés.
Spanish
Esturión Barba De Flecos.
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Ship sturgeon status

Classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2). The Black Sea and Caspian Sea stocks are listed as Endangered (EN), the River Danube subpopulation is listed as Critically Endangered (CR) and the Aral Sea stock is listed as Extinct (EX) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (October, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (October, 2009)
    http://www.cites.org
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Image credit

Immature ship sturgeon  
Immature ship sturgeon

© Dr Mohammad Pourkazemi

Dr Mohammad Pourkazemi
International Sturgeon Research Institute (IERTO)
PO Box 41635-3464
Rasht
Iran
Tel: +98 (132) 574 3721
Fax: +98 (132) 574 3722
pkazemi_m@yahoo.com
http://www.sturgeon.ir

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