Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus)

Also known as: Sterlet sturgeon
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderAcipenseriformes
FamilyAcipenseridae
GenusAcipenser (1)

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).

Information on the sterlet 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: arkive@wildscreen.org.uk

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