Sturgeon species

The best known species

There are more than 20 different species of sturgeon worldwide. With their distinctive barbels (4 beard like hairs that assist the fish in tasting and feeling food), sturgeon are one of the oldest species of fish on earth.

Amur Sturgeon (Acipenser schrenki) caviar name: Osetra

Reaches a body length on average 1 to 1.5 m (maximal 3 m) with a weight reaching 190 kgs. This species comes in two morphs: grey and brown. The rarer brown morph is restricted to the lower and middle reaches of the river while the grey morph is found in the middle, lower, and the…
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White Sturgeon (Acipenser Transmontanus) caviar name: White/American

The white sturgeon reaches on average 2.10 m in length. The largest caught white sturgeon was 6.10 m and weighed in at 816 kg. This species spends most of its time at the bottom or slow flowing rivers, bays and estuarine areas. However, during spawning season, it moves to the river mouth and wanders upwards…
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Keta Lachs, Alaska (Oncorhynchus keta) This fish can reach a length of 1 m and weighs in excess of 15 kgs. These salmon are anadromous, migrating early in life from lakes and rapid rivers to the ocean. Such travels may take up to three years. There the fish stay between two and four years until…
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