Acipenser oxyrinchus was reported from 8 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 5 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 3 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Western Atlantic: Hamilton River, Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada to northeastern Florida, USA. Occurs occasionally in Bermuda and French Guiana (Ref. 7251). Northern Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 26938). In Europe: Baltic Sea. Landlocked populations in Lakes Ladoga and Onega (Russia), both now extirpated. Occasionally recorded from Great Britain and North Sea in Elbe drainage (Ref. 59043). Recent research revealed that this species existed in the Baltic Sea, but is now extirpated (Ref. 83384, 83385). Near threatened globally, but extirpated in Europe (Ref. 59043). International trade restricted (CITES II, since 28.6.79).
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Table 1: Present in 5 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Bermuda BMU native 7251
North America Canada CAN native 52559
South America French Guiana GUF native 7251
North America Mexico MEX native 26938
North America USA USA native 5723

Table 3: Absent from 3 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Estonia EST extirpated 59043
Europe Russia RUS extirpated 59043
Europe UK GBR extirpated 59043

Table 4: Reported from 8 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Bermuda BMU native 7251
North America Canada CAN native 52559
Europe Estonia EST extirpated 59043
South America French Guiana GUF native 7251
North America Mexico MEX native 26938
Europe Russia RUS extirpated 59043
Europe UK GBR extirpated 59043
North America USA USA native 5723
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