Acipenser stellatus, Starry sturgeon

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Acipenser stellatus Pallas, 1771

Starry sturgeon
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acipenseriformes (Sturgeons and paddlefishes) > Acipenseridae (Sturgeons) > Acipenserinae
Etymology: Acipenser: Latin, acipenser = sturgeon, 1853 (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Pallas.

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Maturity: Lm ?, range 120 - ? cm

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 40-46; Anal soft rays: 24 - 29. Snout long, pointed at tip. Lower lip not continuous, interrupted at center. Barbels short not reaching mouth but nearer to it than to tip of snout. Five rows of scutes, dorsal 11-14, lateral 30-36 on each side, ventral 10-11 on each side, with small bony stellate plates and smaller grains between main scute rows. Back dark grey to almost black, flanks lighter, belly white.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Bauchot, M.-L., 1987. Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3397)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)


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Threat to humans






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FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings, species profile; Publication: search | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201): 7.6 - 15.9, mean 13.1 °C (based on 66 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00344 - 0.00920), b=3.03 (2.89 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.2 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 18.3 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.06; tm=9; tmax=27; Fec=20,000-360,000).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 23.7 [12.6, 43.7] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.289 [0.180, 0.470] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.9 [14.1, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.726 [0.362, 1.468] g/100g ; Selenium = 35.6 [15.0, 91.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 3.99 [1.26, 11.86] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.493 [0.339, 0.736] mg/100g (wet weight);