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Atlantic sturgeon

Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus

Mitchill, 1815

Atlantic sturgeon Species Photo

Classification

Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae
Alternate Names:

Status: Federally Endangered


Marine, brackish, freshwater

Atlantic sturgeon Region Map

Notes:

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:


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