| Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni|
Pseudoscaphirhynchus, Amu Darya sturgeon, Syr Darya sturgeon, Alabama sturgeon, Acipenseriformes
The dwarf sturgeon, little shovelnose sturgeon, or small Amu-dar shovelnose sturgeon (Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni) is a species of fish in the Acipenseridae family. It is found in Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Dwarf sturgeon Wikipedia
The Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni population is recorded to be a rare species. There are few recordings of this species being caught, but there are accusations that fishermen are unknowingly catching them. The population trend of this species is decreasing. The Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni is being negatively affected due to dams, poaching, water extraction, irrigation, high levels of water pollution, mineral fertilizers, pesticides for cotton agriculture, drainage waste, and high levels of pollution. More survey work on this species is needed to determine the status of their population. Overall this species is recorded to be a critically endangered species.
The Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni has a diet of midge larvae.
The Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni is known to be found in the areas of Asia, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Amu Darya river, and the Syr Darya river.
The Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni has been recorded reaching a maximum length of 27.5 centimeters or 10.82 inches. The maximum reported weight of this species is 50.5 grams or 0.11 pounds. The oldest reported age of this species is six years old. This species is considered to be potamodromous. This species is also recorded to be sensitive to chemicals in the water.
The Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni is recorded to live in freshwater or slightly salty environments within a demersal depth range. This species lives in a temperate climate.
The common names of the Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni in various languages include the following:Dwarf Sturgeon : English
Little Shovelnose Sturgeon : English
Little Amu-Darya Shovelnose : English
Small Amu-dar Shovelnose Sturgeon : English
Lopatonos hermannův : Czech (česky)
Nibylopstons amu-daryjski : Polish (polski)
Pikkulapiosampi : Finnish (suomen kieli)
Small Amu-Dar Shovelnose Sturgeon : English
Амударьинский малый лопатонос : Russian (русский язык)
Лжелопатонос амударьинский малый : Russian (русский язык)
短尾拟铲鲟 : Mandarin Chinese
短尾擬鏟鱘 : Mandarin Chinese
The taxonomic classification of the Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni is as follows:Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Osteichthyes
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Chondrostei
Order : Acipenseriformes
Suborder : Acipenseroidei
Family : Acipenseridae
Subfamily : Scaphirhynchinae
Genus : Pseudoscaphirhynchus
Species : Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni