Russian sturgeon


Russian sturgeon

Taxobox
name = Russian sturgeon


status = EN | status_system = IUCN2.3
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Acipenseriformes
familia = Acipenseridae
genus = "Acipenser"
species = "A. gueldenstaedtii"
binomial = "Acipenser gueldenstaedtii"
binomial_authority = Brandt, 1833
synonyms =
The Russian sturgeon ("Acipenser gueldenstaedtii") is a species of fish in the Acipenseridae family. It is found in Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. This fish can grow up to six feet and weigh almost 250lbs. Russian Sturgeon cannot mature and reproduce quickly, making them highly vulnerable to fishing.

ource

* Sturgeon Specialist Group 1996. [http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/232/all Acipenser gueldenstaedtii] . [http://www.iucnredlist.org 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. ] Downloaded on 03 August 2007. Oceans Alive (http.//www.oceansalive.org/eat.cfm?subnav=fishpage&fish=177)


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