siberian sturgeon

Scientific name Acipenser baerii
Descriptor Brandt
Year of description 1869
IUCN category CR
Family Acipenseridae
Genus Acipenser
Acipenser baerii Acipenser baerii


Acipenser baerii, commonly known as siberian sturgeon, is a fresh water and brackish water fish from the Europe.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    150 cm
  • Maximum size
    200 cm
  • Longevity
    60 year
  • Shape
  • Average size
    150 cm
  • Maximum size
    200 cm
  • Longevity
    60 year
  • Shape

How to recognize the siberian sturgeon ?

The siberian sturgeon measures between 150 and 200 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The siberian sturgeon is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
  • Migratory species

The siberian sturgeon is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    1 - 19 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7 - 7.5
  • gh (hardness)
    5 - 20
  • Flow
    Strong and Medium

Biotope presentation

The siberian sturgeon is most often found at a depth between 1m and 10m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

The siberian sturgeon prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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