Acipenser oxyrinchus — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>
  • geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
geographic distribution
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of St. Lawrence World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
latitude min
Additional detail 27.3 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 29.3 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 31.54 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 54.2 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
longitude min
Additional detail -122 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail -52.9 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail -81.7 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -89.8 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
present
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of St. Lawrence World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>
weight
Additional detail 202.4 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>
habitat
Additional detail anthropogenic habitat
  • anthropogenic habitat
    A habitat that is in or on an environmental feature or material derived from human activity.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002031
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail aquatic habitat Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail biofilm
  • biofilm
    A complex aggregation of microorganisms marked by the excretion of a protective and adhesive matrix; usually adhering to a substratum.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002034
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail brackish water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail channel
  • channel
    The physical confine of a river, slough or ocean strait consisting of a bed and banks.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000395
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coastal water body
  • coastal water body
    Coastal water is a marine water body bordering a coast.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000049
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cobble
  • cobble
    A rock or rock fragment with a particle size between 64 and 256 mm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002140
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail drainage basin
  • drainage basin
    A regions or area bounded by drainage divides and occupied by a drainage system; specifically the tract of country that gathers water originating as precipitation and contributes it to a particular stream channel or system of channels, or to a lake, reservoir, or other body of water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000291
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail estuarine biome
  • estuarine biome
    Expressions of the estuarine biome occur at wide lower courses of a rivers where they flow into a sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000020
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail estuary
  • estuary
    A semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000045
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fresh water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail freshwater habitat
  • freshwater habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002037
IUCN  
Additional detail gravel
  • gravel
    Gravel is an environmental material which is composed of pieces of rock that are at least two millimeters (2mm) in its largest dimension and no more than 75 millimeters.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000018
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ground water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail hydrographic feature
  • hydrographic feature
    A geographical feature associated with water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000012
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail Large river biome Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail Large river biome Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine biome
  • marine biome
    An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
Additional detail ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail reef
  • reef
    A ridge of rocks, lying near the surface of the sea, which may be visible at low tide, but is usually covered by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000130
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river
  • river
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river
  • river
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail rock
  • rock
    A mass of the mineral material of the crust of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00001995
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail saline water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sand
  • sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shoreline
  • shoreline
    The line of contact between a body of water and the land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000486
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail subtropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail surface water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail water body Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail watercourse Environments - EOL project  
water depth min
Additional detail 6 m OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 90.25 m OBIS Environmental Information  
water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.33 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 7.98 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
water temperature max
Additional detail 23.64 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 7.97 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.76 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 4.89 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.11 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 0.69 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 4.86 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 6.84 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 101.72 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 80.84 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
water salinity min
Additional detail 32.4 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 35.78 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>
total life span max
Additional detail 60 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>
first appearance (older bound)
Additional detail 5.33 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
first appearance (younger bound)
Additional detail 3.6 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
last appearance (older bound)
Additional detail 5.33 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
last appearance (younger bound)
Additional detail 3.6 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Conservation

Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>
population trend
Additional detail Increasing IUCN  
conservation status
Additional detail near threatened
  • near threatened
    A taxon is Near Threatened when it has been evaluated against the criteria but does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable now, but is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nearThreatened
IUCN  

Names and Taxonomy

Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>
type information
Additional detail holotype
  • holotype
    The one specimen or other element used or designated by the original author at the time of publication of the original description as the nomenclatural type of a species or infraspecific taxon. A holotype may be 'explicit' if it is clearly stated in the originating publication or 'implicit' if it is the single specimen proved to have been in the hands of the originating author when the description was published. [Zoo./Bot./Bio.]
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonName#Holotype
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard  
Additional detail holotype
  • holotype
    The one specimen or other element used or designated by the original author at the time of publication of the original description as the nomenclatural type of a species or infraspecific taxon. A holotype may be 'explicit' if it is clearly stated in the originating publication or 'implicit' if it is the single specimen proved to have been in the hands of the originating author when the description was published. [Zoo./Bot./Bio.]
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonName#Holotype
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard  

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