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Atlantic sturgeon

Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus

Mitchill, 1815

Atlantic sturgeon Species Photo


Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae
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Status: Federally Endangered

Marine, brackish, freshwater

Atlantic sturgeon Region Map


This species is anadromous and is known to travel long distances between the coast and upstream spawning sites.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Satilla, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee, and Savannah River Basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

Species Conservation Map: Exit icon

DNR Species Conservation Status Map

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