Baikal sturgeon


Baikal sturgeon

Taxobox
name = Baikal sturgeon
status = EN
status_system = iucn2.3
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Acipenseriformes
familia = Acipenseridae
genus = "Acipenser"
species = "A. baerii"
subspecies = "A. b. baicalensis"
trinomial = "Acipenser baerii baicalensis"
trinomial_authority = Nikolskii, 1896
The Baikal sturgeon, "Acipenser baerii baicalensis", is a sturgeon indigenous to Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. It feeds mainly on larvae. The Baikal sturgeon migrates around the lake along its shoreline. Not long ago, sturgeons weighing 125 kilograms were not uncommon. The Baikal Sturgeon is now listed as endangered.

References

* Listed as Endangered (EN A1ace v2.3)
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