The Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii, Brandt, 1869) Volume 1 - Biology

  • Patrick Williot
  • Guy Nonnotte
  • Denise Vizziano-Cantonnet
  • Mikhail Chebanov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Biology and Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mikhail Chebanov, Elena Galich
      Pages 41-51
    3. Denise Vizziano-Cantonnet, Santiago Di Landro, André Lasalle
      Pages 93-113
    4. Frédéric Brunet, Alexia Roche, Domitille Chalopin, Magali Naville, Christophe Klopp, Denise Vizziano-Cantonnet et al.
      Pages 115-130
    5. Enric Gisbert, Yoon Kwon Nam
      Pages 131-157
    6. Enric Gisbert, Mikhail Solovyev
      Pages 159-172
    7. Ming Duan, Yi Qu, Ping Zhuang
      Pages 229-246
  3. Biology and Physiology of Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Françoise Le Menn, Catherine Benneteau-Pelissero, René Le Menn
      Pages 279-305
    3. Martin Pšenička, Andrzej Ciereszko
      Pages 307-326
    4. Patrick Williot, Sylvain Comte, Françoise Le Menn, Blandine Davail-Cuisset
      Pages 351-365

About this book


The biology of the Siberian sturgeon,  Acipenser baerii  Brandt 1869, has become a very attractive subject of investigation for biologists since the 1980s. This volume 1 is part of a two-volume set devoted to the species, the second of which focuses on farming. The present volume is divided into three parts: Biology and ecology, Biology and physiology of reproduction, and Ecophysiology, i.e. adaptation to the environment.

The first part addresses a broad range of topics, such as: the ecology, including a new approach to species-specificity, a new insight on the mineralization of vertebral elements, two approaches to sex determination, transposable elements in the gonads, early ontogeny, olfaction and gustation, nutrition and swimming. The second part includes neurochemical and anatomical descriptions of the central nervous system and an updated version of the oogenesis, the characteristics of both sperm and spermatozoa, and a synthesis on gonadal steroids (synthesis, plasmatic levels and biological activities). In turn, the third part reveals how the physiology of the species changes depending on environmental factors such as oxygen, ammonia, and nitrite. Some fundamental consequences of ammonia are developed (sublethal and lethal levels, effects on gill epithelium and haematology, acid-base balance, on AA and adenyl nucleotides levels in plasma, brain and muscle tissue). In addition, the book includes two methodological chapters dealing with fish dorsal aortic cannulation and respiration physiology.   


Acipenser baerii Caviar Conservation Farming Physiology Siberian Sturgeon

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Williot
    • 1
  • Guy Nonnotte
    • 2
  • Denise Vizziano-Cantonnet
    • 3
  • Mikhail Chebanov
    • 4
  1. 1.AudengeFrance
  2. 2.La Teste de BuchFrance
  3. 3.Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de la República Oriental del UruguayMontevideoUruguay
  4. 4.Kuban State UniversityKrasnodarRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61662-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61664-3
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