The Shovelnose Sturgeon also known as the Hackleback Sand Sturgeon or Switchtail is a species of freshwater sturgeon native to the United States and is listed as vulnerable.
Reasons for vulnerable status - Habitat fragmentation, poaching, overfishing, water pollution.
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Science Name: Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
Size: 50 - 100 cm
Weight: 2.5 - 4.8 kg
Native Locations: United States
Lifespan: 43 years
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)
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