Fish & Fisheries Series

Biology, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Sturgeons

Editors: Carmona, R., Domezain, A., García Gallego, M., Hernando, J.A., Rodríguez, F., Ruiz-Rejón, M. (Eds.)

  • A compilation of data on the basic biology and culture of selected sturgeon species
  • Treats recent studies on biogeography, taxonomy and genetics of these groups
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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).

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • The Regression of Sturgeons in Southern Europe

    Hernando, J. A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Analysis of Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Markers in Old Museum Sturgeons Yield Insights About the Species Existing in Western Europe: A. sturio, A. naccarii and A. oxyrinchus

    Garrido-Ramos, Manuel A. (et al.)

    Pages 25-49

  • Morphological and Morphometric Characters in Sturgeon Taxonomy and Phylogeny

    Vasil’eva, Ekaterina D.

    Pages 51-61

  • Molecular Markers and the Study of Phylogeny and Genetic Diversity in North American Sturgeons and Paddlefish

    Krieger, Jeannette (et al.)

    Pages 63-83

  • Forensic Strategies Used for DNA Extraction of Ancient and Degraded Museum Sturgeon Specimens

    Martinez-Espin, E. (et al.)

    Pages 85-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Sturgeons
Editors
  • Ramón Carmona
  • Alberto Domezain
  • Manuel García Gallego
  • José Antonio Hernando
  • Fernando Rodríguez
  • Manuel Ruiz-Rejón
Series Title
Fish & Fisheries Series
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8437-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8437-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8436-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7882-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 468
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