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Acipenser stellatus (Stellate Sturgeon; Starry sturgeon; Star sturgeon; Sevruga)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The starry sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus) also known as stellate sturgeon or sevruga (Drakul, Persian: اوزون برون‎‎ [ozu:n boru:n], and Turkish: Uzun Burun, lit. 'long nosed'), is a species of sturgeon. It is native to the Black, Azov, Caspian and Aegean sea basins, but it has been extirpated from the last and it is predicted that the remaining natural population will follow soon due to overfishing. It is considered critically endangered by the IUCN and international trade in this species (including its caviar) is restricted by CITES. The starry sturgeon is an anadromous species, which migrates up rivers to spawn.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Acipenser stellatus


Adult Weight [1]  97.004 lbs (44.00 kg)
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Lithophils
Maximum Longevity [1]  27 years
Migration [2]  Diadromous
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  9 years
Male Maturity [1]  6 years

Prey / Diet


Esox lucius (Jack)[3]
Huso huso (Beluga)[3]


Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4,, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012).
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0