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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.
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.
Of the other sturgeon species commonly used to produce caviar, the sterlet is listed as vulnerable, while the Persian sturgeon and stellar sturgeon are both critically endangered.
The fish is thought to be a sterlet, a small species of sturgeon whose natural home is the rivers that drain the Caspian Sea.
The latest "wanted, dead not alive" list includes catfish, silver carp and sterlet, none of which are native to British waters.
Effects of dietary garlic extracts on whole body amino acid and fatty acid composition, muscle free amino acid profiles and blood plasma changes in juvenile sterlet sturgeon, Acipenser ruthenus.