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

Adriatic sturgeon - Acipenser naccarii Bonaparte, 1836

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Continental - Bad
Mediterranean - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 6 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 55 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • coastal
  • marine inlets and transitional waters
  • rivers and lakes
  • shelf
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1100


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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 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
IT1150001 Italy Valle del Ticino Map
IT2010013 Italy Ansa di Castelnovate Map
IT2010014 Italy Turbigaccio, Boschi di Castelletto e Lanca di Bernate Map
IT2030005 Italy Palude di Brivio Map
IT2050005 Italy Boschi della Fagiana Map
IT2060015 Italy Bosco de l'Isola Map
IT2080002 Italy Basso corso e sponde del Ticino Map
IT2080014 Italy Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano Map
IT2080019 Italy Boschi di Vaccarizza Map
IT2080301 Italy Boschi del Ticino Map
IT2090002 Italy Boschi e Lanca di Comazzo Map
IT2090003 Italy Bosco del Mortone Map
IT2090006 Italy Spiagge fluviali di Boffalora Map
IT2090007 Italy Lanca di Soltarico Map
IT2090008 Italy La Zerbaglia Map
IT2090010 Italy Adda Morta Map
IT20A0004 Italy Le Bine Map
IT20A0006 Italy Lanche di Azzanello Map
IT20A0007 Italy Bosco della Marisca Map
IT20A0008 Italy Isola Uccellanda Map
IT20A0009 Italy Bosco di Barco Map
IT20B0001 Italy Bosco Foce Oglio Map
IT20B0003 Italy Lanca Cascina S. Alberto Map
IT20B0006 Italy Isola Boscone Map
IT20B0010 Italy Vallazza Map
IT3270017 Italy Delta del Po: tratto terminale e delta veneto Map
IT3320030 Italy Bosco di Golena del Torreano Map
IT3320037 Italy Laguna di Marano e Grado Map
IT3330005 Italy Foce dell'Isonzo - Isola della Cona Map
IT4010018 Italy Fiume Po da Rio Boriacco a Bosco Ospizio Map
IT4030020 Italy Golena del Po di Gualtieri, Guastalla e Luzzara Map
IT4060005 Italy Sacca di Goro, Po di Goro, Valle Dindona, Foce del Po di Volano Map
IT4060016 Italy Fiume Po da Stellata a Mesola e Cavo Napoleonico Map
IT2080703 Italy Po di Pieve Porto Morone Map
IT3270022 Italy Golena di Bergantino Map
IT2090702 Italy Po di Corte S. Andrea Map
IT20B0501 Italy Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Map
IT1180028 Italy Fiume Po - tratto vercellese alessandrino Map
IT3250046 Italy Laguna di Venezia Map
IT2080702 Italy Po di Monticelli Pavese e Chignolo Po Map
IT2090501 Italy Senna Lodigiana Map
IT2080701 Italy Po da Albaredo Arnaboldi ad Arena Po Map
IT20B0401 Italy Parco Regionale Oglio Sud Map
IT20A0020 Italy Gabbioneta Map
IT20A0016 Italy Spiaggioni di Spinadesco Map
IT20A0019 Italy Barco Map
IT2090503 Italy Castelnuovo Bocca d'Adda Map
IT20A0017 Italy Scolmatore di Genivolta Map
IT20B0402 Italy Riserva Regionale Garzaia di Pomponesco Map
IT3270023 Italy Delta del Po Map
IT20A0503 Italy Isola Maria Luigia Map
IT2090701 Italy Po di San Rocco al Porto Map
IT20A0501 Italy Spinadesco Map
IT1120030 Italy Sponde fluviali di Palazzolo vercellese Map
IT2080026 Italy Siti riproduttivi di Acipenser naccarii Map

Protected sites

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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)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
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)
Barcelona Convention Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (SPA/BD Protocol)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Adriatic sturgeon English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Adriaticheskyi osetr Russian Fishbase
Adriatische steur Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Adriatischer stör German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Adriatisk stør Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Blini i bardhe Albanian Fishbase
Esturgeon de l'Adriatique French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Esturgiao Portuguese Fishbase
Esturión del Adriático Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Esturjão-adriátici Portuguese Fishbase
Jadranska jesetra Serbian Fishbase
Jadranski jeseter Slovenian Fishbase
Jesiotr adriatycki Polish Fishbase
Storione cobice Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Acipenser heckelii Fitzinger & Heckel, 1836
Acipenser huso Naccari, 1822
Acipenser naccari Bonaparte, 1836
Acipenser nardoi Heckel, 1851
Acipenser nasus Heckel, 1851
Acipenser lutescens Rafinesque, 1820
Acipenser platycephalus Bonaparte, 1846
Acipenser ladanus Nardo, 1847
Acipenser sturionellus Nardo, 1860
Acipenser sturionaster Brusina, 1902
Acipenser ladanus Ninni, 1872
Accipenser lutescens Rafinesque, 1820
Acipenser heckelii Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Acipenser naccarii
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Acipenser naccarii
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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