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Acipenser schrenckii
(amur sturgeon)



Acipenser schrenckii (amur sturgeon)


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  • 21 November 2019
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  • Invasive Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Acipenser schrenckii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • amur sturgeon
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Acipenser schrenckii Brandt, 1869

Preferred Common Name

  • amur sturgeon

Other Scientific Names

  • Acipenser baeri schrencki Brandt, 1869
  • Acipenser schrencki Brandt, 1869
  • Acipenser schrenki Brandt, 1869
  • Sturio schrenckii (Brandt, 1869)

International Common Names

  • Russian: amurskii osetr

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Amurstör
  • Japan: amûru-chôzame
  • Poland: jesiotr amurski

Taxonomic Tree

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

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.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes





Threatened Species

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Threatened SpeciesConservation StatusWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Acipenser sinensis (chinese sturgeon)CR (IUCN red list: Critically endangered)AsiaCompetition (unspecified); PredationNational Marine Fisheries Service (2013)
Huso dauricus (kaluga)CR (IUCN red list: Critically endangered)China; Russian FederationHybridizationNational Marine Fisheries Service (2013)

Risk and Impact Factors

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Impact mechanisms
  • Competition (unspecified)
  • Hybridization
  • Predation


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

National Marine Fisheries Service, 2013. In: Status Review Report of 5 Species of Foreign Sturgeon. National Marine Fisheries Service, 78 pp..

Distribution References

Froese R, Pauly D, 2004. FishBase.

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