Acipenser sturio Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Sturgeon

Conservation status

Designations
  • Biodiversity Lists - Middle List: Elapsed

    Middle list of globally threatened/declining species from the 1995 Steering Group Report, for which action plans or species statements have been prepared since 1995. A subset of the Long list, and inclusive of all species on Short list. No longer in use.

  • IUCN (1994) - Critically endangered: Elapsed

    A taxon is Critically Endangered when it is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future, as defined by any of the criteria A to E.

  • Priority Species: Elapsed

    Species for which Action Plans have been/are being written.

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.1 (killing/injuring)): Elapsed

    Section 9.1. Animals which are protected from intentional killing or injuring.

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.1 (taking)): Elapsed

    Section 9.1 Animals which are protected from taking.

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.2): Elapsed

    Section 9.2 Animals which are protected from being possessed or controlled (live or dead).

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.4a): Elapsed

    Section 9.4 Animals which are protected from intentional damage or destruction to any structure or place used for shelter or protection.

  • Bern Convention Appendix 2: Current

    Special protection (`appropriate and necessary legislative and administrative measures`) for the animal taxa listed, including all forms of deliberate capture and keeping and deliberate killing; the deliberate damage to or destruction of breeding or resting sites; the deliberate disturbance of wild fauna, particularly during the period of breeding, rearing and hibernation, insofar as disturbance would be significant in relation to the objectives of this Convention; the deliberate destruction or taking of eggs from the wild or keeping these eggs even if empty; the possession of and internal trade in these animals, alive or dead, including stuffed animals and any readily recognisable part or derivative thereof, where this would contribute to the effectiveness of the provisions of this article.

  • Bern Convention Appendix 3: Current

    Special protection through 'appropriate and necessary legislative and administrative measures', of the listed wild fauna species.

  • Biodiversity Lists - Middle List: Current

    Middle list of globally threatened/declining species from the 1995 Steering Group Report, for which action plans or species statements have been prepared since 1995. A subset of the Long list, and inclusive of all species on Short list. No longer in use.

  • EC CITES Annex A: Current

    All CITES Appendix I species. Some CITES Appendix II and III species, for which the EU has adopted stricter domestic measures. Some non-CITES species.

  • Habitats Directive Annex 2 - priority species: Current

    Species which are endangered, the conservation of which the Community has a particular responsibility in view of the proportion of their natural range which falls within the territory of the Community. They require the designation of special areas of conservation.

  • Habitats Directive Annex 4: Current

    Animal and plant species of Community interest (i.e. endangered, vulnerable, rare or endemic in the European Community) in need of strict protection. They are protected from killing, disturbance or the destruction of them or their habitat. Note that the contents of this annex have been updated in April 2003 following the Treaty of Accession.

  • IUCN (1994) - Critically endangered: Current

    A taxon is Critically Endangered when it is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future, as defined by any of the criteria A to E.

  • IUCN (2001) - Critically endangered: Current

    A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Critically Endangered (see Section V), and it is therefore considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

  • Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 - Species of Principal Importance in England (sec: Current

    Species “of principal importance for the purpose of conserving biodiversity” covered under section 41 (England) of the NERC Act (2006) and therefore need to be taken into consideration by a public body when performing any of its functions with a view to conserving biodiversity.

  • OSPAR Convention: Current

    OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic. OSPAR List of Threatened and/or Declining Species and Habitats.

  • Scottish Biodiversity List of species of principal importance for biodiversity conservation: Current

    The Scottish Biodiversity List is a list of flora, fauna and habitats considered by the Scottish Ministers to be of principal importance for biodiversity conservation. The development of the list has been a collaborative effort involving a great many stakeholders overseen by scientists from the Scottish Biodiversity Forum. Completion of the list is the first time such a stocktake has been done in Scotland. The Scottish Biodiversity List is a tool for public bodies and others doing their Biodiversity Duty. The publication of the Scottish Biodiversity List satisfies the requirements of Section 2(4) of The Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004.

  • Statutory Instrument 2716- The Conservation (Natural Habitats etc) Regulations 1994. Schedule 2: Current

    European protected species of animals (i.e. species listed in Annex IVa of the Habitats Directive).

  • The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 2010 (Schedule 2): Current

    Schedule 2- European protected species of animals.

  • UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species: Current

    The UK List of Priority Species and Habitats contains 1150 species and 65 habitats that have been listed as priorities for conservation action under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP).

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.1 (killing/injuring)): Current

    Section 9.1. Animals which are protected from intentional killing or injuring.

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.1 (taking)): Current

    Section 9.1 Animals which are protected from taking.

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.2): Current

    Section 9.2 Animals which are protected from being possessed or controlled (live or dead).

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.4a): Current

    Section 9.4 Animals which are protected from intentional damage or destruction to any structure or place used for shelter or protection.

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.4b): Current

    Section 9.4 Animals which are protected from intentional disturbance while occupying a structure or place used for shelter or protection.

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.5a): Current

    Section 9.5 Animals which are protected from being sold, offered for sale or being held or transported for sale either live or dead, whole or part.

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.5b): Current

    Section 9.5 Animals which are protected from being published or advertised as being for sale.

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5): Current

    Animals which are protected from their access to any structure or place which they use for shelter or protection being obstructed.

Preferred name

  • Well-formed:
    Y
    Recommended:
    Y
    NBN ID code:
    NBNSYS0000188597

    Acipenser sturio Linnaeus, 1758

Common names

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Taxonomic hierarchy
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Acipenseriformes
Family
Acipenseridae
Genus
Acipenser
Species
Acipenser sturio
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