Scientific name: Acipenser persicus
It is found in the Caspian Sea and to a lesser extent the Black Sea and ascends certain rivers to spawn. It is heavily fished for its flesh and its roe and is limited in its up-river migrations by damming of the rivers.
Coloration is dark blue-black on the back, with white-cream starry bony platelets, to white on the ventral side. The body of Acipenser persicus is more elongated and bulky, the head is longer, being 17.6% of the total length of the fish. The Persian sturgeon can reach 2.3 meters in length and weight of 70 kg. they prefer warmer waters.
Females reach sexual maturity at 9-12 years of age with 3-6 year intervals between spawning. Males mature at 7-9 years of age. The average age of spawning Persian sturgeons is 13-38 years.