Syr Darya sturgeon

The Syr Darya sturgeon is a species of fish in the Acipenseridae family.

The Syr Darya sturgeon lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater, brackish environment.

The Syr Darya sturgeon is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Syr Darya sturgeon (Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi) is the only species of Pseudoscaphirhynchus endemic to the Syr Darya basin (near-endemic to ecoregions 626, 628). It is well-adapted to life in turbid flows. More

Syr Darya sturgeon is a narrow habitat endemic of the Syr Darya River. According to local fishermen, the fringebarbel sturgeon (A. nudiventris) is rarely caught in the Syr Darya delta region, but there is no data on Syr Darya sturgeon. More

Description: The Syr Darya Sturgeon has 15-22 dorsal scutes, 37-46 lateral scutes and 6-11 ventral scutes. The snout is long, flat and shovel-like. There are no spines on the rostrum or head. The pectoral fins are turned up at the ends. More

Common names

Lopatonos fedčenkův in Czech (česky)
Nibylopatonos syr-daryjski in Polish (polski)
‎Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi in Portuguese (Português)
Syr Darya shovelnose sturgeon in English
Syr Darya sturgeon in English
Syr-Dar Shovelnose Sturgeon in English
Syr-Darya shovelnose in English
Syr-darya shovelnose sturgeon in English
Syrdarjanlapiosampi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
лопатонос сырдарьинский in Russian (русский язык)
сырдарьинский лопатонос in Russian (русский язык)
凯鲟 in Mandarin Chinese
凱鱘 in Mandarin Chinese
鍚爾河擬鏟鱘 in Mandarin Chinese
钖尔河拟铲鲟 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Acipenseriformes
Family : Acipenseridae
Genus : Pseudoscaphirhynchus
Species : Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi
Authority : Kessler, 1872