Acipenser oxyrinchus

Acipenser oxyrinchus
Atlantic Sturgeon – Acipenser oxyrinchus

Acipenser oxyrinchus

Unique Characters:  Bony plates present between anal fin and midlateral scutes; mouth small, oval shaped.

Similar Species:

Shortnose Sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum.  Bony plates absent between anal fin and the midlateral scutes; mouth large, M-shaped.

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