Acipenser brevirostrum

Acipenser brevirostrum
Shortnose Sturgeon – Acipenser brevirostrum
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
AcipenseridaeAcipenser brevirostrumLesueur1818Shortnose Sturgeon

Acipenser brevirostrum

Unique Characters:  Bony plates absent between anal fin and the midlateral scutes. Mouth large and M-shaped.

Similar Species

Atlantic Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus. Bony plates present between anal fin and midlateral scutes. Mouth small and oval shaped.

Acipenser oxyrinchus
Atlantic Sturgeon – Acipenser oxyrinchus