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Gulf Sturgeon Facts

January 1, 2008

Sturgeon: An ancient type of fish, with 5 rows of armor scutes, a cartilaginous skeleton, long snout, suction mouth, no teeth, and 4 barbels.

Photograph of a Gulf sturgeon. The total length of a 5-month old is 313 mm.

Publication Year 2008
Title Gulf Sturgeon Facts
DOI 10.3133/gip71
Authors Kenneth J. Sulak, Michael T. Randall
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number 71
Index ID gip71
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey