Chondrostei (sturgeons) > Acipenseriformes
(Sturgeons and paddlefishes) > Acipenseridae
(Sturgeons) > Acipenserinae
Etymology: Acipenser: Latin, acipenser = sturgeon, 1853 (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Duméril.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; anadromous (Ref. 51243), usually 8 - 10 m (Ref. 93286). Temperate
Asia: China in Yangtze River system (Ref. 4537) and Korea (Ref. 12218). Endangered, close to extinction (Ref. 6866). International trade restricted (CITES II, since 1.4.98).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 106.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 250 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38401); common length : 31.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)
soft rays: 27 - 30. Snout short and pointed; lips with small papilla; barbels 2 pairs and situated in belly of snout; body covered with 5 rows of ganoid scales and skin between scales rough (Ref. 45563).
Birstein, V.J., 1993. Sturgeons and paddlefishes: threatened fishes in need of conservation. Conserv. Biol. 7:773-787. (Ref. 6866)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00144 - 0.00729), b=3.17 (2.99 - 3.35), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 19.2 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (86 of 100).