Acipenser sinensis, Chinese sturgeon : fisheries

Acipenser sinensis Gray, 1835

Chinese sturgeon
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Acipenseriformes (Sturgeons and paddlefishes) > Acipenseridae (Sturgeons) > Acipenserinae
Etymology: Acipenser: Latin, acipenser = sturgeon, 1853 (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Gray.

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

; marina; sötvatten; brackvatten bottenlevande; anadrom (Ref. 51243).   Temperate; 35°N - 2°S, 97°W - 132°E (Ref. 54266)

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Northwest Pacific: China and Japan (Sagami Sea) (Ref. 4537). Reported from Korea (Ref. 12218). Pearl River and Chinese sea (Ref. 42845). Endangered (Ref. 6866). International trade restricted (CITES II, since 1.4.98; CMS Appendix II).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 130 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 38401); common length : 39.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 35840); publicerad maxvikt: 600.0 kg (Ref. 47439); rapporterad maxålder: 13 år (Ref. 12218)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 50-57; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 32 - 40. Body shields in 5 rows; dorsal shields 10 to 17.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Fry can be found in slow moving waters, adults in deep waters (Ref. 12218). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166). Reported to reach a length of more than 3 meters (Ref. 109736).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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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. 123251)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (A2bcd; B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C2a(ii)); Date assessed: 24 October 2009

CITES (Ref. 118484)


Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fiskeri: kommersiell
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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 15.6 - 26.5, mean 23.5 °C (based on 180 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00141 - 0.00709), b=3.17 (2.99 - 3.35), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Mycket låg, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mer än 14 år (Tm=9-26; Tmax=33).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (79 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.