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A small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) native to rivers flowing into the Black and Caspian Seas, having roe that is used for caviar.

[Russian sterlyad', from Old Russian sterlyagi, of Germanic origin.]


(Animals) a small sturgeon, Acipenser ruthenus, of seas and rivers in N Asia and E Europe: used as a food fish and a source of caviar
[C16: from Russian sterlyad, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German sturio sturgeon]
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This one is, I think, a sterlet," said Chateau-Renaud.
Each fish was brought over in a cask -- one filled with river herbs and weeds, the other with rushes and lake plants; they were placed in a wagon built on purpose, and thus the sterlet lived twelve days, the lamprey eight, and both were alive when my cook seized them, killing one with milk and the other with wine.
Baptistin," said the count, "have the other fish brought in -- the sterlet and the lamprey which came in the other casks, and which are yet alive.
Activities of artificial reproduction, including sterlet, participants of the meeting paid special attention.
Sevruga, Sterlet and Ossetra are all types of which delicacy?
The sterlet is the rarest form of caviar which was once reserved for Russian, Persian and Austrian royalty.
Three of these species are listed as critically endangered according to international classifications, while the fourth one - the Sterlet - aare listed as vulnerable but their condition is estimated as very bad,a Kavrakova said.
The other difficulty we faced was that for sturgeon and sterlet transportation to the exhibition the supplier had to receive the CITES Certificate (CITES - The Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), which guarantees that this international foreign trade procedure does not threaten wild animals' and plants' survival," comments Alexandra Chagina.
In Korea, sturgeon aquaculture began in 1996 with the main species of sterlet sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus), Siberian (A.
Juvenile sterlet sturgeons (Acipenser ruthenus) have either clockwise or counterclockwise bias in rotational swimming at the individual level, but no statistically significant bias was observed at the population level (Izvekov et al.
2003) Analysis on the trace element in seminal plasma of cultured Amur sturgeon and sterlet sturgeon.
Assessing pollution in the Danube River near Novi Sad (Serbia) using several biomarkers in sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.