Acipenser stellatus was reported from 23 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 19 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 3 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Eurasia: Caspian, Black, Azov and Aegean Seas, ascending rivers to spawn. Occurrence in Albania needs confirmation. Introduced in Aral Sea. Artificially propagated (Ref. 6866). Probably extirpated from Aegean Sea and related river basins (Ref. 113969). Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).
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Table 1: Present in 19 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Asia Azerbaijan AZE native 3193
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 683
Asia China CHN introduced 55380
Europe Croatia HRV native 3193
Asia Georgia GEO native 3193
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
Europe Hungary HUN native 59043
Asia Iran IRN native 683
Asia Kazakhstan KAZ native 3193
Europe Moldova MDA native 683
Europe Romania ROU native 683
Europe Russia RUS native 26334
Europe Serbia SRB native 683
Europe Slovenia SVN native 3193
Asia Turkey TUR native 58342
Asia Turkmenistan TKM native 3193
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897
Asia Uzbekistan UZB native 11145

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH questionable 3193

Table 3: Absent from 3 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Austria AUT extirpated 683
Europe Czechia CZE extirpated 683
Europe Slovakia SVK extirpated 683

Table 4: Reported from 23 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Europe Austria AUT extirpated 683
Asia Azerbaijan AZE native 3193
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH questionable 3193
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 683
Asia China CHN introduced 55380
Europe Croatia HRV native 3193
Europe Czechia CZE extirpated 683
Asia Georgia GEO native 3193
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
Europe Hungary HUN native 59043
Asia Iran IRN native 683
Asia Kazakhstan KAZ native 3193
Europe Moldova MDA native 683
Europe Romania ROU native 683
Europe Russia RUS native 26334
Europe Serbia SRB native 683
Europe Slovakia SVK extirpated 683
Europe Slovenia SVN native 3193
Asia Turkey TUR native 58342
Asia Turkmenistan TKM native 3193
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897
Asia Uzbekistan UZB native 11145
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