Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Acipenseriformes
(Sturgeons and paddlefishes) > Acipenseridae
(Sturgeons) > Acipenserinae
Etymology: Acipenser: Latin, acipenser = sturgeon, 1853 (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hilgendorf.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; anadromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate; 56°N - 33°N, 125°E - 145°E (Ref. 54262)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12218)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Northwest Pacific: Bering Sea, Tumnin (Datta) river, to northern Japan and Korea. This species was formerly regarded to be a population of Acipenser medirostris (Ref. 6866). International trade restricted (CITES II, since 1.4.98; CMS Appendix II).
Commercially cultured in Japan (Ref. 6866). From April to May adults feed in fresh water and return to the ocean during the fall (Ref. 12218).
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. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00302 (0.00133 - 0.00684), b=3.22 (3.04 - 3.40), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (84 of 100) .