Biology, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Sturgeons

  • Ramón Carmona
  • Alberto Domezain
  • Manuel García-Gallego
  • José Antonio Hernando
  • Fernando Rodríguez
  • Manuel Ruiz-Rejón

Part of the Fish & Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Taxonomy and Biogeography

    1. J. A. Hernando, A. Domezain, C. Zabala, R. Cabrera, J. Domezain, M. C. Soriguer
      Pages 3-23
    2. Manuel A. Garrido-Ramos, Francisca Robles, Roberto de la Herrán, Esther Martínez-Espín, José A. Lorente, Carmelo Ruiz-Rejón et al.
      Pages 25-49
    3. E. Martinez-Espin, L. J. Martinez-Gonzalez, J. C. Alvarez, R. K. Roby, J. A. Lorente
      Pages 85-96
  3. Biology and Aquaculture

    1. M. V. Ostos-Garrido, J. I. Llorente, S. Camacho, M. García-Gallego, A. Sanz, A. Domezain et al.
      Pages 121-136
    2. J. M. Icardo, A. Guerrero, A. C. Durán, E. Colvee, A. Domezain, V. Sans-Coma
      Pages 137-153
    3. A. Gómez, E. Durán, F. M. Ocaña, F. Jiménez-Moya, C. Broglio, A. Domezain et al.
      Pages 155-174
    4. B. F. Goncharov, M. N. Skoblina, O. B. Trubnikova, S. G. Vassetzky
      Pages 175-185
    5. Anna S. Grunina, Alexander V. Recoubratsky, Vladimir A. Barmintsev, Ekaterina D. Vasil’eva, Mikhail S. Chebanov
      Pages 187-204
    6. B. F. Goncharov, M. N. Skoblina, O. B. Trubnikova, M. S. Chebanov
      Pages 205-214
    7. M. García-Gallego, A. Domezain, M. de la Higuera, M. C. Hidalgo, M. Furné, A. E. Morales et al.
      Pages 215-234
  4. Recovery and Conservation

    1. P. Williot, E. Rochard, T. Rouault, F. Kirschbaum
      Pages 247-263
    2. Cesare M. Puzzi, Adriano Bellani, Stefania Trasforini, Alessandra Ippoliti
      Pages 275-298
    3. Manuel Ruiz Rejón, Francisca Robles, Roberto de la Herrán, Manuel Garrido-Ramos, Carmelo Ruiz Rejón
      Pages 299-319
    4. A. I. Nikolaev, D. P. Andrianov, I. A. Burtsev, L. R. Kopylenko, B. N. Kotenev, A. S. Safronov
      Pages 321-337
    5. Frank Kirschbaum, Sven Wuertz, Patrick Williot, Ralph Tiedemann, Arndt Gerd-Michael, Eckardt Anders et al.
      Pages 385-401
    6. Laurent Brosse, Patrick Berrebi, Nathalie Desse-Berset, Mario Lepage
      Pages 403-421
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 453-467

About this book


Sturgeons are considered "living fossils", sharing many morphological and biological features with ancestral fish. Furthermore, sturgeons are of the utmost interest from an economic perspective, not only for the caviar but for flesh, too. However, the wild populations of the majority of the species are at serious risk of extinction all over the world. So, it is urgent to develop strategies for both farming culture and conservation and recovery in natural habitats. This book provides a comprehensive view of the biology and sustainable development of these fish putting emphasis on the Southern Europe autochthonous species such as Acipenser nacarii and Acipenser sturio that share geographical distribution. Other relevant species (such as Huso huso, A. oxyrhinchus, A. ruthenus, A. stellatus) and areas (Germany, Russia, North America) are also considered. The contents are organised in three sections: Taxonomy and Biogeography (including the morphological and genetic analyses that clarify the taxonomy and phylogeny of sturgeons, focused on those from Southern Europe), Biology and Aquaculture (where several aspects of the developmental biology, feeding, and reproduction are considered in relation to the improvement of sturgeon farming), and Recovery and Conservation (that collates and analyses different recovery research actions, the ecology of the rivers for restoration as well as the problems related to the trade of caviar).


Conservation Restocking Sturgeon biology development phylogeny sustainable development temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Ramón Carmona
    • 1
  • Alberto Domezain
    • 2
  • Manuel García-Gallego
    • 1
  • José Antonio Hernando
    • 3
  • Fernando Rodríguez
    • 4
  • Manuel Ruiz-Rejón
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GranadaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Research and DevelopmentSierra Nevada Fish FarmSpain
  3. 3.University of CadizSpain
  4. 4.University of SevillaSpain

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