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Acipenser medirostris
(green sturgeon)



Acipenser medirostris (green sturgeon)


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  • 07 November 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Acipenser medirostris
  • Preferred Common Name
  • green sturgeon
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Acipenser medirostris Ayres, 1854

Preferred Common Name

  • green sturgeon

Other Scientific Names

  • Acipenser acutirostris Ayres, 1854

International Common Names

  • English: barbel sturgeon; green Japanese sturgeon
  • Spanish: esturión verde
  • French: esturgeon vert
  • Russian: sterlyad

Local Common Names

  • Canada/British Columbia: k'toyethen
  • Finland: vihersampi
  • Germany: Grüner Stör; Sachalinstör
  • Italy: storione verde
  • Japan: chôzame
  • Poland: jesiotr sachalinski
  • Portugal: esturjão-verde

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Actinopterygii
  •                     Order: Acipenseriformes
  •                         Family: Acipenseridae
  •                             Genus: Acipenser
  •                                 Species: Acipenser medirostris

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Sea Areas

Pacific, Eastern CentralPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
Pacific, NortheastPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
Pacific, NorthwestPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004

North America

CanadaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
-British ColumbiaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
MexicoPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
USAPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
-AlaskaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004


Russian FederationPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004


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Froese R; Pauly D, 2004. FishBase DVD. Penang, Malaysia: Worldfish Center. Online at

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