Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Acipenseriformes > Family Acipenseridae > Genus Acipenser

Acipenser sturio Linnaeus, 1758

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AcipenserLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: blini; blini i Europës Perëndimore sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Bokmål (Norwegian): stør sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Breton: créac'h; kreia; sturj sources: Cabioch, L. (2008). Personal communication
 Bulgarian: Atlantichka esetra; nemska essetra; nemskа esetrа; Немска есетра sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: stør sources: Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.
 Dutch: gewone steur; stent; steur sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Ann-Katrien Leskrauwaet
 English: Atlantic sturegon; Atlantic sturgeon; Baltic sturgeon; common sturgeon; sea sturgeon; sturgeon sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Nijssen, H.; de Groot, S.J. (1987). De vissen van Nederland: systematische indeling, historisch overzicht, het ontstaan van de viskweek, uitheemse vissoorten, determineersleutels, beschrijvingen, afbeeldingen, literatuur, van alle in Nederlandse wateren voor komende zee- en zoetwatervissoorten [Fishes of the Netherlands: systematic classification, historical overview, origins of fish culture, non-indigenous species, determination keys, descriptions, drawings, literature references on all marine and freshwater fish species living in Dutch waters]. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-006-1. 224 pp.
 English-United States: Atlantic sturegon; Atlantic Sturgeon; Baltic Sturgeon; Common Sturgeon; Sea sturgeon; Sturgeon sources: Charles Hussey
 Finnish: sampi sources: Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.
 French: astourion; Créa; Créac; Créach; créat; estourioun; esturgeon; esturgeon Atlantique; esturgeon Atlantique d'Europe; esturgeon Baltique; esturgeon commun; esturgeon d'Europe; esturgeon d'Europe occidentale; esturgeon européen; esturien; esturio; esturjon; esturjoun; étrugeon; sturion; sturk sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.;Louisy P., 2002 - Guide d'identification des poissons marins - Europe et Méditerranée, Ulmer ed, 430 p;Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.
 German: Baltischer Stör; Europäischer Stör; gemeiner Stör; Ostsee-Stör; Schirk; Stierl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Greek: Ευρωπαϊκός οξύρρυγχος sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): חדקן מצוי sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: attilus; porcelette; porcelleto; porcello; storione; storione comune; storione reale sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;de Groot, B.; Dijkema, R.; Redant, F. (1988). Fish, shells and shellfish: an illustrated guide with descriptions, supply times and recipes of more than 400 sea and freshwater species [Vis, schelp- en schaaldieren: een geïllustreerde gids met de beschrijvingen, aanvoertijden en bereidingswijzen van ruim 400 soorten uit zee en zoet water]. Spectrum: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-274-20203. 180 pp.
 Lithuanian: sturys sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: Europeisk stør; stør sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.
 Norwegian Bokmål: stør
 Norwegian Nynorsk: stør
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): stør sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: jesiotr; jesiotr zachodni sources: Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: esturjão sources: Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.
 Romanian: viza galbena sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: osëtr Baltiiskii; Осетр атлантический sources: Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.;A.Boltachev & E. Karpova, IBSS NAS Ukraine
 Slovak: jeseter vel'ky sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: Atlantski jesetar; Atlantski jeseter sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: esturión; esturión común; marion; sollo; sollo real; sulio sources: Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: Europeisk stör; stör sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.
 Turkish: açl mersine; kolan; kolan baligi; kolan balığı; mersin baligi; mersin balığı; surack; syrick sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Осетер атлантичний; Осетр атлантичний sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: styrsiwn

Literature

original description

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.

basis of record

van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fishes; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology.

additional source

Strøm, H. (1784). Physisk-oeconomisk beskrivelse over Eger-præstegiæld i Aggerhuus-stift i Norge

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Taxonomy

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External Links

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Citation

Bailly, N. (2011). Acipenser sturio Linnaeus, 1758. In: Nicolas Bailly (2011). FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126279

Dr Jorg Freyhof. Acipenser sturio Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=304327

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, brackish, fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

CITES:
appendix 1 This species is listed on the CITES Appendix I which means it is threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research.
EU Habitat Directive:
annex II EU Habitat Directive Annex II: Species of community interest whose conservation requires the designation of special areas of conservation.
annex IV EU Habitat Directive Annex IV: Species of community interest in need of strict protection.
IUCN:
Red List status CR This species is critically endangered and is considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
OSPAR:
annex II, IV This species is threatened and/or declining in the Bay of Biscay and the Greater North Sea: the North Sea, the English Channel, the Skagerrak and the Kattegat according to the OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic.

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