Species catalogue


Order Acipenseriformes
Family Acipenseridae

Euryhaline fish (marine and freshwater), that lives the major part of his life in sea but enters rivers for reproduction, skeleton only partially ossified. Long body. Head armored by bony plates. Tubular mouth, without teeth. Small eyes. Scales replaced by granulations. Brownish or greenish grey on dorsum. Very appreciated for its eggs which are used to make caviar.

FAO code
Acipenser sturio
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
  • Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may
International denominations
Germany Stör
China 欧洲鲟
France Esturgeon d’Europe occidentale
Italy Storione
Portugal Esturjão
United Kingdom Sturgeon
Japan Chôzame
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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