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Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni

(Petit Nez-Pelle de Lamoucou Daria)


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Family : Sturgeons ; A rare and endangered species; smallest sturgeon ; sensitive to chemicals in the water Ref. 35930).

Critically Endangered

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in Czech:

Lopatonos hermannův

Common Names in English:

Dwarf sturgeon, Little Amu Darya Shovelnose, Little Amu-Darya shovelnose, Little shovelnose sturgeon, Small Amu Dar Shovelnose Sturgeon, Small Amu-Dar Shovelnose Sturgeon

Common Names in Finnish:


Common Names in French:

Petit Nez-Pelle de Lamoucou Daria, Petit Nez Pelle de Lamoucou Daria

Common Names in Georgian:

ამუდარიის მცირე ცრუდინგნიჩაბა

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

短尾拟铲鲟, 短尾擬鏟鱘

Common Names in Polish:

Nibylopstons amu daryjski, Nibylopstons amu-daryjski

Common Names in Russian:

Амударьи , Амударьинский малый лопатонос, Лжелопатонос амударьинский малый

Common Names in Ukrainian:

Псевдолопатоніс малий

Common Names in Vietnamese:

Cá tầm lùn


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Biome: Freshwater [1].

Ecology: The habitat and ecology of the Small Amu-dar Shovelnose Sturgeon are practically unknown (FAO 2009). Adults are benthophagous , feeding mostly on midge larvae. This species may possibly hybridize with P. kaufmanni (Birstein 1997). [1].

List of Habitats:


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Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermaniPseudoscaphirhynchus hermani (Severtzov • Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanniScaphirhynchus hermanniScaphirhynchus hermanni Kessler • Scaphirhynchus hermanni Kessler, 1877


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: ex Severtzov.

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 28-Apr-1994

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Pseudoscaphirhynchus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 3 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. fedtschenkoi (Syr-Darya Shovelnose Sturgeon) · P. hermanni (Small Amu-Dar Shovelnose Sturgeon) · P. kaufmanni (Large Amu-Dar Shovelnose Sturgeon)

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Further Reading

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  1. Mugue, N. 2010. Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30