Acipenser brevirostrum

Shortnose Sturgeon – Acipenser brevirostrum

Acipenser brevirostrum

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

Similar Species

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

Atlantic Sturgeon – Acipenser oxyrinchus

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