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Atlantic Sturgeon

Acipenser sturio Linnaeus 1758

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Acipenser sturio (Atlantic Sturgeon) is a species of bony fishes in the family sturgeons. They are listed as critically endangered by IUCN and in cites appendix i. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are solitary carnivores. Individuals can grow to 600 cm. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous and iteroparous.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_I
  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are 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. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Atlantic Sturgeon. View this species on GBIF