Acipenser oxyrinchus

Acipenser oxyrinchus
Atlantic Sturgeon – Acipenser oxyrinchus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
AcipenseridaeAcipenser oxyrinchusMitchill1815Atlantic Sturgeon

Acipenser oxyrinchus

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

Similar Species:

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

Acipenser brevirostrum
Shortnose Sturgeon – Acipenser brevirostrum