Chinese Sturgeon

The Chinese Sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis; Chinese: 中华鲟; pinyin: Zhōnghuá xún) is a member of the family Acipenseridae and the order Acipenseriformes.

It is thought to have lived at the same time as dinosaurs, dating back to a period 140 million years ago. Because of that, it is sometimes also known as a living fossil. It is an animal strictly protected by the Chinese government, named a "national treasure" much like its mammalian counterpart, the Giant Panda.

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