#12 Yangtze Sturgeon
You already know that Sturgeons are one of those animals on this planet that date back, or even farther, than dinosaurs.
Yangtze Sturgeons have been inhabitants of the Yangtze River for more than 140 million years.
The oldest Yangtze Sturgeon had a life spanning 100 years, and others often reached the 80 to 90-year mark.
The Yangtze Sturgeon has its natural habitat in the Yangtze River Basin in China, where it is endemic.
Similar to several of its cousins, the Yangtze Sturgeon is a critically endangered species as well.
Its population is on a steady decline, though efforts are in practice to facilitate repopulation. The Yangtze Sturgeon usually goes by the name of Dabry’s Sturgeon.