The Pallid Sturgeon is listed as federally endangered under the Endangered Species Act in the United States. When the species was listed in 1990 it was considered extremely rare and was poorly understood. Habitat alteration, commercial harvest, environmental contaminants, and other factors were identified as threats. Today our scientific understanding of the species and its life history requirements have increased greatly as summarized below.
|Title||Status of knowledge of the Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus Forbes and Richardson, 1905)|
|Authors||G. R. Jordan, E.J. Heist, Patrick Braaten, Aaron J. Delonay, P. Hartfield, D.P. Herzog, K.M. Kappenman, M.A.H. Web|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Journal of Applied Ichthyology|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Columbia Environmental Research Center|