Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday Fish: Acipenser sturio

The common sturgeon, though according to the IUCN redlist, it's "endangered" so likely isn't particularly common. This is the second member of the family Acipenseridae I've shown, previously I put up a picture of Acipenser mikadoi.

Photo credit here.


Anonymous said...

I've always found stugeon interesting, probably because (like the paddlefish) they're vaguely shark-like in appearance. It's a shame they were so overexploited; here in the northeast entire towns were built up around the catch and processing of sturgeon (aka "Albany Steak"). And as I'm sure you could guess, when the fisheries folded, so did the towns.

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