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Sturgeon Proposed for Endangered Listing under ESA

Status
ESA Proposed Endangered - 5 foreign species
CITES Appendix I - Atlantic sturgeon/ Baltic sturgeon/ common sturgeon (Acipenser sturio)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae

  • Adriatic sturgeon
    (Acipenser naccarii)
  • Atlantic sturgeon/ Baltic sturgeon/ common sturgeon
    (Acipenser sturio)
  • Chinese sturgeon
    (Acipenser sinensis)
  • Sakhalin sturgeon
    (Acipenser mikadoi)
  • Kaluga sturgeon
    (Huso dauricus)

Key Documents
(All documents are in PDF format.)

Title Federal Register Date

Proposed Endangered Listing of Five Species of Sturgeons under the ESA

78 FR 65249 10/31/2013
Status Review   10/2013
90-day Finding on a Petition To List Five Species of Sturgeon as Threatened or Endangered under the ESA 77 FR 51767 08/27/2012
Petition to List 15 Sturgeon Species as Threatened or Endangered n/a various

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Updated: February 20, 2014

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