You see what i was saying .....well gee thanks again fucking china........ for killing of another species ......you really are good at one thing ....... fucking shit up ........and making things extinct ,........i guess thats your forte !!!!!.......you all must be happy i guess ..........you wont be happy till all animals are gone ....i wished somone of you would eat each other ......lets fucking kill all species .....well fucking thanks assholes ...................
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has officially verified that the Chinese paddlefish and wild Yangtze sturgeon are extinct on their list of threatened species.
The Chinese paddlefish, or Psephurus gladius, was one of the largest freshwater fish in the world, weighing up to 660 pounds and measuring up to 10 feet in length. They were gray, had a white underbelly and small, round eyes. These fish were endemic to the freshwater wetlands in the Yangtze and Yellow River basins. They migrated upstream to their estuary in the East China Sea to spawn during mid-March to early April.
The Chinese paddlefish had been protected since 1989. Because the iconic fish species was economically valued for their rarity, they were fished for human consumption and often as bycatch.
In 1996, the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the Chinese paddlefish critically endangered. The last sighting of this fish in the wild was in 2003.
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In 2005, an integrated recovery program was established to safeguard the species by investigating habitat and foraging behaviors, creating captive breeding programs and preserving genetic resources.
In 2019, Chinese paddlefish was listed as extinct in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species. A recent reassessment published on Thursday verified the extinction of the Chinese paddlefish.
100% of the world’s remaining 26 sturgeon species are now at risk of #extinction.
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Their decline is steeper than previously thought; learn more in the latest @IUCNRedList update.
— IUCN (@IUCN) July 22, 2022
Another freshwater river fish species, the Yangtze sturgeon, or Acipenser dabryanus, was listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species in 2019. The recent reassessment relisted the Yangtze sturgeon as extinct in the wild.