Acipenser ruthenus was reported from 25 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 22 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Eurasia: rivers draining to Black, Azov and Caspian Seas; Siberia from Ob eastward to Yenisei drainages. Introduced throughout Europe, without formation of self-sustaining populations. Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna). International trade restricted (CITES II, since 1.4.98; CMS Appendix II for Danube population).
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Table 1: Present in 22 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Austria AUT native 87703
Europe Belarus BLR native 59042
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 27368
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 59043
Asia China CHN native 41093
Europe Croatia HRV native 27368
Europe Czechia CZE native 89840
Europe Germany DEU introduced 683
Europe Hungary HUN native 59043
Asia Iran IRN native 26334
Europe Latvia LVA introduced 55893
Europe Lithuania LTU introduced 36252
Europe Moldova MDA native 59043
Europe Romania ROU native 59043
Europe Russia RUS native 26334
Europe Serbia SRB native 59043
Europe Slovakia SVK native 90058
Europe Slovenia SVN native 90061
Europe Sweden SWE introduced 30402
Asia Turkey TUR native 58342
Europe UK GBR introduced 101394
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Denmark DNK questionable 37782
Europe Finland FIN questionable 6114

Table 3: Absent from 1 countries/islands (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe France FRA not established 40476

Table 4: Reported from 25 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Austria AUT native 87703
Europe Belarus BLR native 59042
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 27368
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 59043
Asia China CHN native 41093
Europe Croatia HRV native 27368
Europe Czechia CZE native 89840
Europe Denmark DNK questionable 37782
Europe Finland FIN questionable 6114
Europe France FRA not established 40476
Europe Germany DEU introduced 683
Europe Hungary HUN native 59043
Asia Iran IRN native 26334
Europe Latvia LVA introduced 55893
Europe Lithuania LTU introduced 36252
Europe Moldova MDA native 59043
Europe Romania ROU native 59043
Europe Russia RUS native 26334
Europe Serbia SRB native 59043
Europe Slovakia SVK native 90058
Europe Slovenia SVN native 90061
Europe Sweden SWE introduced 30402
Asia Turkey TUR native 58342
Europe UK GBR introduced 101394
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897
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