Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) are listed as an “endangered” species on the IUCN Red List and are protected by CITES.
This sturgeon species is the most disseminated among aquaculture facilities throughout the world and is produced in volume due to its shorter maturity.
The species endured a 50-80% decline in global stocks over the last 60 years.
Wild range: Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and China
Habitat: Freshwater benthic habitats
Adult length: 4-5 ft
Adult weight: 22 lbs
Genetic Material: Fertilized eggs, larvae
For Commercial use: not at this time
For Consumption: not at this time
For more information related to the status of Siberian sturgeon in the wild, you may download a species report here.