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Abstract

History of Baltic Sea sturgeon fauna formation (review).

Abstract

The review considers various aspects of remediation of sturgeons in the Baltic Sea including the research history of Baltic sturgeon taxonomic status, diagnostic traits of Acipenser sturio and A.oxyrinchus, historical changes in species composition of the Baltic Sea sturgeons, and history of A.oxyrinchus reintroduction to the Baltic Sea basin from Canadian rivers. The examples of intentional and accidental introduction of alien sturgeon species into the Baltic Sea are given.