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Shortnose sturgeon

Acipenser brevirostrum

Lesueur, 1818

shortnose sturgeon Species Photo


Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae
Alternate Names: pinkster

Status: Federally Endangered, State Endangered

Brackish, freshwater

shortnose sturgeon Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee and Savannah River Basin

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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DNR Species Conservation Status Map

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DNR Species Profile

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