Scaphirhynchus albus, Pallid sturgeon

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Scaphirhynchus albus (Forbes & Richardson, 1905)

Pallid sturgeon
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes(Género, Especie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Acipenseriformes (Sturgeons and paddlefishes) > Acipenseridae (Sturgeons) > Scaphirhynchinae
Etymology: Scaphirhynchus: Greek, skaphe, -eos = boat + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335);  albus: From the word albus, meaning white (Ref. 10294).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; agua dulce demersal; potamodromo (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical; 44°N - 30°N

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

North America: nearly restricted to main channels of Missouri River and lower Mississippi River from Montana to Louisiana in USA. International trade restricted (CITES II, since 1.4.98).

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 58490); common length : 81.7 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 12193); peso máximo publicado: 130.0 kg (Ref. 52332); edad máxima reportada: 41 años (Ref. 32514)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Absence of scalelike scutes on belly; bases of outer barbels usually behind bases of inner barbels (Ref. 86798).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit large, deep, turbid river channels, usually in strong current over firm sand or gravel (Ref. 10294, 58490). They feed on aquatic insect immatures, particularly caddisfly larvae, and small fish (Ref. 10294). Threatened due to over harvesting and habitat loss (Ref. 58490). No length type given but assumed to be in TL.

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Endangered (EN) (A4ce); Date assessed: 30 April 2004

CITES (Ref. 123416)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

FAO - pesquerías: species profile; Publication: search | FishSource |

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Fuentes de Internet

Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: Género, Especie | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - pesquerías: species profile; Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Árbol de la vida | Wikipedia: Go, búsqueda | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Expediente Zoológico

Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00407 (0.00148 - 0.01125), b=3.16 (2.92 - 3.40), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.63 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 16.8 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Bajo, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 4.5-14 años (tm=5-15; Fec=170,000, tmax=41(based on 1 specimen only)).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .