Acipenser dabryanus Duméril, 1869
Yangtze sturgeon
photo by CAFS

Family:  Acipenseridae (Sturgeons), subfamily: Acipenserinae
Max. size:  250 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, anadromous
Distribution:  Asia: China in Yangtze River system (Ref. 4537) and Korea (Ref. 12218). Endangered, close to extinction (Ref. 6866). International trade restricted (CITES II, since 1.4.98).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 40-49; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 27-30. Snout short and pointed; lips with small papilla; barbels 2 pairs and situated in belly of snout; body covered with 5 rows of ganoid scales and skin between scales rough (Ref. 45563).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 23 October 2009 (A2bcd) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 28.01.94
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 03.03.16
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 28.04.94

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