The European sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), also known as the Atlantic sturgeon, Baltic sturgeon or common sturgeon, is a species of sturgeon previously found on most coasts of Europe. It is anadromous and breeds in rivers. It is currently a critically endangered species.The wedge-shaped head of this sturgeon ends in a long point. There are many sensitive barbels on the facial area. The dorsal fins are located very far back on the body.

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  • The European sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), also known as the Atlantic sturgeon, Baltic sturgeon or common sturgeon, is a species of sturgeon previously found on most coasts of Europe. It is anadromous and breeds in rivers. It is currently a critically endangered species.The wedge-shaped head of this sturgeon ends in a long point. There are many sensitive barbels on the facial area. The dorsal fins are located very far back on the body. Five longitudinal lines of large osseous plates are found on the body of the fish. The stomach is yellow and the back is a brownish grey.This sturgeon can reach 6 m (20 ft) and 400 kg (880 lb) in weight, but a more common length is 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in). They can reach an age of 100 years, and have a late sexual maturity (12 to 14 years for the males and 16 to 18 years for the females).They are found on the coasts of Europe, except in the northernmost regions, and have rarely even been known to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the coasts of North America. Like many other sturgeons, they spawn in the rivers inland from the coast. Despite their estimated range of distribution, they have become so rare that they only breed in the Garonne river basin in France. Conservation projects involving this species include reintroductions based on specimens from aquaculture with the first releases in 1995. For example, some 50 sturgeons were reintroduced in the Rhine near Nijmegen in 2012.Like other sturgeons, they eat mollusks and crustaceans which they find with their barbels.At the beginning of the 19th century, these fish were used extensively to produce caviar, but have been a protected species in Europe since 1982. (en)
  • The European sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), also known as the Atlantic sturgeon or common sturgeon, is a species of sturgeon previously found on most coasts of Europe. It is anadromous and breeds in rivers. It is currently a critically endangered species. Although the name Baltic sturgeon sometimes has been used, it has now been established that sturgeon of the Baltic region are A. oxyrinchus, a species otherwise restricted to the Atlantic coast of North America.The wedge-shaped head of the European sea sturgeon ends in a long point. There are many sensitive barbels on the facial area. The dorsal fins are located very far back on the body. Five longitudinal lines of large osseous plates are found on the body of the fish. The stomach is yellow and the back is a brownish grey.This sturgeon can reach 6 m (20 ft) and 400 kg (880 lb) in weight, but a more common length is 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in). They can reach an age of 100 years, and have a late sexual maturity (12 to 14 years for the males and 16 to 18 years for the females).They are found on the coasts of Europe, except in the northernmost regions and the Baltic region, and have rarely even been known to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the coasts of North America. Like many other sturgeons, they spawn in the rivers inland from the coast. Despite their estimated range of distribution, they have become so rare that they only breed in the Garonne river basin in France. Conservation projects involving this species include reintroductions based on specimens from aquaculture with the first releases in 1995. For example, some 50 sturgeons were reintroduced in the Rhine near Nijmegen in 2012.Like other sturgeons, they eat mollusks and crustaceans which they find with their barbels.At the beginning of the 19th century, these fish were used extensively to produce caviar, but have been a protected species in Europe since 1982. (en)
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  • Acipenser (Huso) nehelae (Duméril 1870)
  • Acipenser europaeus (Brusina 1902)
  • Acipenser hospitus (Krøyer 1852)
  • Antacea shipa (Güldenstadt 1772)
  • Acipenser (Huso) fitzingerii (Valenciennes ex Duméril 1870)
  • Acipenser attilus (Rafinesque 1820 corrig. Gray 1851)
  • Acipenser (Huso) ducissae (Duméril 1870)
  • Acipenser (Huso) podapos (Duméril 1870)
  • Acipenser atlanticus (Rafinesque 1820 corrig.)
  • Acipenser yarrellii (Duméril 1867)
  • Shipa shipa (Güldenstädt 1772)
  • Sturio vulgaris (Rafinesque 1810)
  • Acipenser shipus (Güldenstädt 1772 non Lovetzky 1834)
  • Acipenser (Huso) valenciennii (Duméril 1870)
  • Acipenser latirostris (Parnell 1831-37)
  • Acipenser sturioides (Malm 1861)
  • Acipenser thompsonii (Ball 1856)
  • Antaceus shipus (Güldenstadt 1772)
  • Acipenser vulgaris (Rafinesque 1810) Billberg 1833)
  • Acipenser laevissimus (Valenciennes ex Duméril'' 1870)
  • Acipenser (Huso) milberti (Duméril 1870)
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  • Acipenser ducissae (Duméril 1870) (en)
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  • The European sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), also known as the Atlantic sturgeon, Baltic sturgeon or common sturgeon, is a species of sturgeon previously found on most coasts of Europe. It is anadromous and breeds in rivers. It is currently a critically endangered species.The wedge-shaped head of this sturgeon ends in a long point. There are many sensitive barbels on the facial area. The dorsal fins are located very far back on the body. (en)
  • The European sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), also known as the Atlantic sturgeon or common sturgeon, is a species of sturgeon previously found on most coasts of Europe. It is anadromous and breeds in rivers. It is currently a critically endangered species. Although the name Baltic sturgeon sometimes has been used, it has now been established that sturgeon of the Baltic region are A. (en)
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