Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni, Amu Darya sturgeon : fisheries

Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni (Kessler, 1877)

Amu Darya sturgeon
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Acipenseriformes (Sturgeons and paddlefishes) > Acipenseridae (Sturgeons) > Acipenserinae
Etymology: Pseudoscaphirhynchus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, skaphe = boat + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; agua dulce; salobre demersal; potamodromo (Ref. 51243); rango de profundidad 1 - 2 m (Ref. 109751).   Temperate; 10°C - 20°C (Ref. 2059)

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Asia: Former USSR: Amu Darya River from the Pyandzh to the mouths and lower tributaries. Sometimes in the brackish water of Taldyk Bay, the delta of the Amu Darya in the Aral Sea. Considered close to extinction (Ref. 6866). International trade restricted (CITES II, since 1.4.98; CMS Appendix II). Registered in the 1984 USSR Red Book; 1985 Turkmen SSR Red Data Book; 1996 IUCN Red List; an d1997 CITES Lists (Ref. 35930).

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 45.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 593); peso máximo publicado: 2.0 kg (Ref. 593)

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Its natural habitat and population have declined due to the breakage of the hydrological regime of the Amu Dariya River. Usual weight not more than 600-700 grams. Females with mature hard roe, very rare. Apparently sensitive to oxygen content in the water, changes in its chemical content, and to pollution. Fishing is prohibited (Ref. 35930). Spawns at 16° C (Ref. 719).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Berg, L.S., 1962. Freshwater fishes of the U.S.S.R. and adjacent countries. volume 1, 4th edition. Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd, Jerusalem. (Russian version published 1948). (Ref. 593)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (A2c); Date assessed: 24 October 2009

CITES (Ref. 118484)


Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesquerías: comercial
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00146 - 0.00716), b=3.16 (2.97 - 3.35), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 6.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Bajo, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 4.5-14 años (K=0.16; tm=6-7).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (55 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.