Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus)

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Gulf sturgeon, subspecies desotoi
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Gulf sturgeon fact file

Gulf sturgeon description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderAcipenseriformes
FamilyAcipenseridae
GenusAcipenser (1)

Information on the Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
American Atlantic sturgeon, Atlantic sturgeon.
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Gulf sturgeon status

The Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

Subspecies: The Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1). The Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (December, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (December, 2010)
    http://www.cites.org
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Gulf sturgeon, subspecies desotoi  
Gulf sturgeon, subspecies desotoi

© Noel Burkhead, USGS

Noel Burkhead
nburkhead@usgs.gov

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