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>
  • 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  
min Additional detail -89.8 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail -52.9 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail -81.7 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
geographic distribution includes
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  
Additional detail Western Atlantic: Hamilton River, Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada to northeastern Florida, USA. Occurs occasionally in Bermuda and French Guiana (Ref. 7251). Northern Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 26938). In Europe: Baltic Sea. Landlocked populations in Lakes Ladoga and Onega (Russia), both now extirpated. Occasionally recorded from Great Britain and North Sea in Elbe drainage (Ref. 59043). Recent research revealed that this species existed in the Baltic Sea, but is now extirpated (Ref. 83384, 83385). Near threatened globally, but extirpated in Europe (Ref. 59043). International trade restricted (CITES II, since 28.6.79). FishBase  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>
body mass max
Additional detail 368 kg FishBase  
body length (CMO)
Additional detail 4.3 m female FishBase  
Additional detail 4.03 m male or unsexed FishBase  
weight
Additional detail 202.4 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Acipenser oxyrinchus</i>
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay 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 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 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 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 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 sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
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 surface water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail watercourse Environments - EOL project  
habitat
Additional detail brackish water environment FishBase  
Additional detail freshwater environment FishBase  
Additional detail freshwater environment FishBase  
Additional detail marine benthic biome
  • marine benthic biome
    The marine benthic biome (benthic meaning 'bottom') encompasses the seafloor and includes such areas as shores, littoral or intertidal areas, marine coral reefs, and the deep seabed.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000024
FishBase  
Additional detail sea water environment FishBase  
Additional detail sea water environment FishBase  
  • has parasite
    non-mutual relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/hasParasite
has parasite
Additional detail Acrobothriidae GloBI  
Additional detail Bothrimonus GloBI  
Additional detail Bothrimonus sturionis GloBI  
Additional detail Capsalidae GloBI  
Additional detail Cucullanidae GloBI  
Additional detail Cucullaninae GloBI  
Additional detail Derogenes GloBI  
Additional detail Derogenes varicus GloBI  
Additional detail Derogenidae GloBI  
Additional detail Deropristidae GloBI  
Additional detail Deropristis GloBI  
Additional detail Deropristis hispida GloBI  
Additional detail Deropristis inflata GloBI  
Additional detail Dollfusentis GloBI  
Additional detail Dollfusentis chandleri GloBI  
Additional detail Echinorhynchidae GloBI  
Additional detail Echinorhynchus GloBI  
Additional detail Illiosentidae GloBI  
Additional detail Nitzschia GloBI  
Additional detail Nitzschia sturionis GloBI  
Additional detail Nitzschia superba GloBI  
Additional detail Proboscis Worm GloBI  
Additional detail Seuratoidea GloBI  
Additional detail Truttaedacnitis GloBI  
Additional detail Truttaedacnitis sphaeracephala GloBI  
water depth min
Additional detail 6 m OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail ? m FishBase  
max Additional detail 46 m FishBase  
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 min
Additional detail 7.97 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 23.64 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 min
Additional detail 80.84 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 101.72 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  
life span max
Additional detail 60 years FishBase  

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  

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