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Vulnerable - #83 Shovelnose Sturgeon (Endangered species)

The_Nature_PlugJul 25, 2022, 8:04:15 AM

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.

Conservation efforts - 

  • They live in protected areas

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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