Invasive Species Compendium

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Acipenser sinensis
(chinese sturgeon)



Acipenser sinensis (chinese sturgeon)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Acipenser sinensis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • chinese sturgeon
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Acipenser sinensis Gray, 1835

Preferred Common Name

  • chinese sturgeon

Other Scientific Names

  • Acipenser kikuchii Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Local Common Names

  • China: huang yu
  • Finland: kiinansampi
  • Japan: kara-chôzame
  • Poland: jesiotr chinski

Taxonomic Tree

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

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, NorthwestPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004


ChinaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
JapanPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004
Korea, Republic ofPresentNativeFroese and Pauly, 2004

Invasive Species Threats

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Invasive SpeciesWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Acipenser schrenckii (amur sturgeon)AsiaCompetition (unspecified); PredationNational Marine Fisheries Service, 2013


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

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