Scaphirhynchus platorynchus – FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture

Scaphirhynchus platorynchus – FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture

Habitat and Biology: Sholvenose sturgeon are primarily a bottom dwelling species.Usually found in association with sand substrate, often near rock or gravel, they live where there is a current of 20-40 cm /s being usually found in pools dowstream from sandbars in unchanalized rivers, along the main channel border, downstream from dams, or in association with wing dams in rivers navigational training structures. Common names: Sand Sturgeon, Shovelnose Sturgeon.