Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus)

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Sterlet fact file

Sterlet description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderAcipenseriformes
FamilyAcipenseridae
GenusAcipenser (1)

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

Also known as
Sterlet sturgeon.
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Sterlet status

Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2). The Caspian and Black Sea drainage stock and Rivers Irtysh, Ob and Yenisei subpopulation are classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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Authentication

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: arkive@wildscreen.org.uk
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References

  1. IUCN Red List (August, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (August, 2009)
    http://www.cites.org
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Pair of sterlets in shallow water  
Pair of sterlets in shallow water

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