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

Sevruga - Acipenser stellatus Pallas, 1771

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 6 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 2488


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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.

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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) (All species of Acipenseridae not mentioned in Annex IV)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) Synonym for this species is listed in Appendix II of the Bonn Convention (CMS). See there for more details.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Synonym for this species is listed in CITES. See there for more details.
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
Bli turigjate Albanian Fishbase
Esturgeon étoilé French Fishbase
Esturión estrellado Spanish Fishbase
Esturjâo estrelado Portuguese Fishbase
Esturjão-estrelado Portuguese Fishbase
Mersin baligi Turkish Fishbase
Pastruga Bulgarian Fishbase
Pastruga Romanian Fishbase
Pastruga Serbian Fishbase
Sevrjuga Russian Fishbase
Sevruga English Fishbase
Sevruga French Fishbase
Sevryuga Russian Fishbase
Siewruga Polish Fishbase
Söregtok Hungarian Fishbase
Star sturgeon English Fishbase
Starry sturgeon English Fishbase
Stellate sturgeon English Fishbase
Sternhausen German Fishbase
Stjärnstör Swedish Fishbase
Storione stellato Italian Fishbase
Tähtisampi Finnish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Acipenser seuruga Bonnaterre, 1788
Acipenser helops Pallas, 1814
Acipenser ratzeburgii Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833
Acipenser stellatus donensis Lovetzki, 1834
Acipenser stellatus danubialis Brusina, 1902
Acipenser stellatus illyricus Brusina, 1902
Acipenser rostratus Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833
All species of Acipenseridae not mentioned in Annex IV

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
NOBANIS: Acipenser stellatus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100