Sturgeon

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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Stör
France: 
Esturgeon d’Europe occidentale
Italy: 
Storione
Portugal: 
Esturjão
UK: 
Sturgeon
China: 
欧洲鲟
Japan: 
Chôzame
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
Gillnets
FAO code: 
APU
Scientific name: 
Acipenser sturio
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
Area 5: Europe - 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
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY