Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Acipenseriformes > Family: Acipenseridae > Genus: Acipenser > Species: Acipenser nudiventris

Barbel sturgeon - Acipenser nudiventris Lovetzky, 1828

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Continental - Unfavourable-Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 5041


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) (All species of Acipenseridae not mentioned in Annex IV)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Barbel sturgeon English Fishbase
Bastard Sturgeon English Fishbase
Bogzar Romanian Fishbase
Dick German Fishbase
Esturgeon French Fishbase
Esturgeon à barbillons frangés French Fishbase
Esturgeon nu French Fishbase
Esturión barba de flecos Spanish Fishbase
Esturjão-ventre-nu Portuguese Fishbase
Fringebarbel sturgeon English Fishbase
Glattdick German Fishbase
Schip German Fishbase
Ship Bulgarian Fishbase
Ship English Fishbase
Ship French Fishbase
Ship Russian Fishbase
Ship Sturgeon English Fishbase
Sim Serbian Fishbase
Simatok Hungarian Fishbase
Spiny sturgeon English Fishbase
Szintok Hungarian Fishbase
Szypr Polish Fishbase
Thorn Sturgeon English Fishbase
Viza Romanian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Acipenser glaber Heckel, 1836
Acipenser turritus Brusina, 1902
Acipenser nudiventris derjavini Borzenko, 1950
Acipenser glaber Fitzinger, 1836
Acipenser schypa Güldenstädt, 1772

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External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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