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Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Danube sturgeon


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lexID:
11232 
AphiaID:
126275 
Scientific:
Acipenser gueldenstaedtii 
German:
Russischer Stör 
English:
Danube Sturgeon 
Category:
Sturgeon 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Acipenseriformes (Order) > Acipenseridae (Family) > Acipenser (Genus) > gueldenstaedtii (Species) 
Initial determination:
Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833 
Occurrence:
Russland, the Black Sea, China, European Coasts, Iran, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
10 - 25 Meter 
Size:
up to 92.52" (235 cm) 
Weight:
100 kg 
Temperature:
50 °F - 68 °F (10°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Insects, Invertebrates, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Critically endangered (CR) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-11-21 16:24:25 

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Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833
Danube sturgeon

Anadromous and freshwater populations exist. At the sea, it occurs in shallow coastal and estuarine zones. In freshwaters, it inhabits deep parts of large rivers with moderate to swift current.

Found mainly near the shore over sand and mud. Usually solitary

Countries
Eurasia: Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Caspian Sea, entering all main rivers that empty into them (Don, Kuban, Danube, Dnieper (rare), Dniester). Introduced throughout Europe

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