Acipenser medirostris •

Acipenser medirostris

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Sturgeons are among the largest and most ancient of ray finned fishes. They are placed, along with paddlefishes and numerous fossil groups, in the infraclass Chondrostei, which also contains the ancestors of all other bony fishes. The sturgeons themselves are not ancestral to modern bony fishes but are a highly specialized and successful offshoot of ancestral chondrosteans, retaining such ancestral features as a heterocercal tail, fin structure, jaw structure, and spiracle. They have replaced a bony skeleton with one of cartilage, and possess a few large bony plates instead of scales. Sturgeons are highly adapted for preying on bottom animals, which they detect with a row of sensitive barbels on the underside of their snouts. They protrude their very long and flexible “lips” to suck up food. Sturgeons are confined to temperate waters of the Northern Hemisphere. Of 25 extant species, only two live in California, the green sturgeon and the white sturgeon (A. transmontanus). (Moyle 2002)

Detailed information
Full Name: green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris)
Where found: Southern DPS - See 50 CFR 223.102
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Fishes
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 06/06/2006 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Southern DPS - See 50 CFR 223.102
  • States/US Territories in which the green sturgeon, Southern DPS is known to or is believed to occur: California
  • US Counties in which the green sturgeon, Southern DPS is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the green sturgeon, Southern DPS is known to occur: Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, North Central Valley Wildlife Management Area ... Show All Refuges
  • Countries in which the the green sturgeon, Southern DPS is known to occur: Canada
No recovery information is available for the green sturgeon.
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