Adriatic sturgeon

Acipenser naccarii

Acipenser naccarii (Adriatic sturgeon)
Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Acipenseriformes
        • Acipenseridae
          • Acipenser naccarii
Distribution
Distribution map: Acipenser naccarii (Adriatic sturgeon)

Habitat
Temperature:
no data found yet
Salinity:
Sfresh to seawater
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Growth
Length:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Weight:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
Syes
Morphology:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Swimming
Home range:
no data found yet
Depth:
S10.0-40.0 m
Speed:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Migration:
Sanadromous
Type:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
no data found yet
Organisation:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Aggression:
Sno
Handling
Farming frequency:
no data found yet
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
Syes

Farming remarks

Acipenser naccarii
Li0  ❘  Po1  ❘  Ce0

Acipenser naccarii is a critically endangered species of the sturgeon family. It was probably driven to extinction in the wild due to overfishing and was preserved solely due to the efforts of regional governments and fish farms (one in Italy and the other in Spain) that started a reproduction programme. Nowadays its production efforts are divided between repopulation and caviar. A minor percentage is hybridised with Acipenser baerii for meat production. It is however surprising that almost no information on the biology of this species is available and therefore neither a clear assessment of its current welfare state nor potential for improvement is possible. Further research should be dedicated to all the criteria evaluated on the list below as well as the success of the repopulation effort.





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