Amu Darya sturgeon

The Amu Darya sturgeon or false shovelnose sturgeon is a species of fish in the Acipenseridae family.

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

The Amu Darya sturgeon is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Amu Darya sturgeon (Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni) is an endemic of the Amu Darya River. Similar to P. hermanni, it was once mostly distributed in the river’s lowland section. More

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Common names

Amu Darya shovelnose sturgeon in English
Amu Darya sturgeon in English
Amudarjanlapiosampi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Big Amu-Darya shovelnose in English
False shovelnose sturgeon in English
Großer Pseudoschaufelstör in German (Deutsch)
Large Amu-Dar Shovelnose Sturgeon in English
Lopatonos kaufmannův in Czech (česky)
‎Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni in Portuguese (Português)
Shovelfish in English
Wielki lopatonos in Polish (polski)
Амударьинский большой лопатонос in Russian (русский язык)
Лжелопатонос амударьинский большой in Russian (русский язык)
丝尾拟铲鲟 in Mandarin Chinese
絲尾擬鏟鱘 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Acipenseriformes
Family : Acipenseridae
Genus : Pseudoscaphirhynchus
Species : Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni
Authority : Kessler, 1877