Acipenser transmontanus – FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture

Acipenser transmontanus – FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture

This anadromous sturgeon spends most of its time in the sea. It is thought to stay close to shore in shallow water were it has been seen leaping.It has been taken in water temperatures ranging from 0.0º C to 23.3º C, in salt, brackish and fresh water. Mature adults move great distances and may enter fresh water in the fall and winter. Common Names: Columbia Sturgeon, Oregon Sturgeon, Pacific Sturgeon, Sacramento Sturgeon, White Sturgeon