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.

Species Characteristics

Wild range: Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and China

Habitat: Freshwater benthic habitats

Adult length: 4-5 ft

Adult weight: 22 lbs

Products Available

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.