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  1. Baltic sturgeon is atlantic sturgeon that lives in the Baltic Sea. For spawning it comes from the Baltic Sea to the Neva and from there it rises to the Ladoga Lake. It leads a predatory life, hunting in the water column for small shoaling fish. It can also feed on mollusks and benthic invertebrates. It may reach a length of 3 m and a weight of more than 200 kg. Especially large specimens weigh more than 400 kg, with a length of about 6 m.
  2. Russian Sturgeon is a fish of the family Acipenseridae, listed in the Red List of Threatened Species. It lives in the basins of the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Among the rivers, where Russian sturgeon is most common, are the Volga, the Oka, the Klyazma, the Vyatka, the Don, the Dniester, the Danube and the Southern Bug. It lives in the bottom water. Its diet includes mainly mollusks, shrimps, worms and small fish. There are migratory and non-migratory forms. Within the migratory form there are vernal and hiemal races. Recently, the population of sturgeon has decreased greatly due to rapacious fishing. Sturgeon’s snout is relatively short and obtuse. Its unfringed barbels are located closer to the tip of the snout, than to the mouth. Lower lip is interrupted in its center. Its spindle-shaped body, between the rows of scutes, is covered with bony plates having sharp, curved back ends. Body coloration varies from almost black to milky gray or yellowish. An average commercial fish weights from 12 to 15 kg. The maximum reported parameters of Russian sturgeon include a weight exceeding 100 kg and a length of 230 cm.
  3. Persian Sturgeon This fish inhabits the basins of the Caspian and Black Seas. The Persian Sturgeon's primary food are crustaceans and fish. It has a more massive, slightly drooping snout when compared to the Russian sturgeon. Its back is greyish-blue in color. Its belly is white. Adult fish can reach 2 meters in length.
  4. Stellate Sturgeon The representative of the sturgeon family. Habitat - basins of the Caspian, Black and Azov seas. The basis of the diet of stellate sturgeon is crustaceans, adults also feed on fish. The characteristic appearance of this fish is due to the highly elongated shape of the nose, the length of which is about 60% of the entire length of the head. The back of stellate sturgeon, as a rule, is black-brown, the sides are light, the belly is white. Stellate sturgeon is somewhat inferior in its size to most sturgeon. The average weight of stellate sturgeon is about 7-10 kg, however, some individuals reach a length of more than 2 m and a weight of 80 kg.
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