Acipenser gueldenstaedtii, Danube sturgeon

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Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833

Danube sturgeon
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acipenseriformes (Sturgeons and paddlefishes) > Acipenseridae (Sturgeons) > Acipenserinae
Etymology: Acipenser: Latin, acipenser = sturgeon, 1853 (Ref. 45335);  gueldenstaedtii: Named for Johann Anton Güldenstädt (1745-1781)..

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-48; Anal soft rays: 16 - 35. Under the name A. g. colchicus. Lower lip not continuous, interrupted at center. Five rows of scutes: dorsal 7-19, lateral 24-44 on each side, ventral 6-13 on each side, with lines of smaller stellate bony plates between the dorsal and ventral rows. Color of back olivaceous grey, flanks lighter, and belly white.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Under the name A. g. colchicus. Spawns in rivers. Natural spawning not extensive, maintained chiefly by artificial propagation. Enters rivers from April to June (a few in autumn).

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Sokolov, L.I. and L.S. Berdicheskii, 1989. Acipenseridae. p. 150-153. In J. Holcík (ed.) The freshwater fishes of Europe. Vol. 1, Part II. General introduction to fishes Acipenseriformes. AULA-Verlag Wiesbaden. 469 p. (Ref. 9953)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)


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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201): 10.7 - 15.9, mean 13.8 °C (based on 32 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00267 - 0.00714), b=3.12 (2.98 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.1 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (tm=11; Fec = 26,000).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 17.1 [8.2, 33.0] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.225 [0.136, 0.388] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.5 [13.8, 19.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.698 [0.340, 1.435] g/100g ; Selenium = 29 [14, 72] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 8.09 [2.33, 26.76] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.511 [0.333, 0.813] mg/100g (wet weight);