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Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
12-22-2016

Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus

Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

ITIS Reports — Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.The Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) is a member of the family Acipenseridae and along with other sturgeon it is sometimes considered a living fossil. The Atlantic sturgeon is one of two subspecies of A. oxyrinchus, the other being the Gulf sturgeon (A. o. desotoi). The main range of the Atlantic sturgeon is in eastern North America, extending from New Brunswick, Canada, to the eastern coast of Florida, United States. A disjunct population occurs in the Baltic regionof Europe Atlantic sturgeon live in rivers and coastal waters from Canada to Florida. Hatched in the freshwater of rivers, Atlantic sturgeon head out to sea as juveniles, and return to their birthplace to spawn, or lay eggs, when they reach adulthood.

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.Acipenser oxyrinchus is mostly native to the countries of Canada and the United States, with a smaller population in northern Europe (essentially the Baltic region ). They can be found in temperate and subtropical climates and in marine or freshwater environments

Detailed information
Full Name: Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus)
Where found: Chesapeake Bay DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Fishes
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 02/06/2012 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Carolina DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101
Endangered 02/06/2012 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) South Atlantic DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101
Endangered 02/06/2012 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) New York Bight DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101
Endangered 02/06/2012 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Chesapeake Bay DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101
Threatened 02/06/2012 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Gulf of Maine DPS - See 50 CFR 223.102
  • Population location: Carolina DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101 Listing status: Endangered
    • States/US Territories in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: North Carolina
    • US Counties in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • Population location: South Atlantic DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101 Listing status: Endangered
  • Population location: New York Bight DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101 Listing status: Endangered
  • Population location: Chesapeake Bay DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101 Listing status: Endangered
  • Population location: Gulf of Maine DPS - See 50 CFR 223.102 Listing status: Threatened
    • USFWS Refuges in which this population is known to occur: James River National Wildlife Refuge, Martin National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge, Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge
Recovery
No recovery information is available for the Atlantic sturgeon.
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