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Gulf sturgeon

Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi

Vladykov, 1955

Gulf sturgeon Species Photo


Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae
Alternate Names:

Status: Federally Threatened

Marine, brackish, freshwater

In Georgia, records are limited to freshwater only, above Jim Woodruff Dam.

Gulf sturgeon Region Map


All records of gulf sturgeon used in this distribution map were documented in the mid-1800's. No records of wild gulf sturgeon have occurred in the state since the completion of Jim Woodruff Dam in 1952 and it is currently considered extirpated from the state.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia occured in the Chattahoochee and Flint River Basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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