Pallid sturgeon

The pallid sturgeon is an endangered species of ray-finned fish, endemic to the waters of the Missouri and lower Mississippi River basins of the United States.

The Pallid sturgeon lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

The Pallid sturgeon is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is an endangered species of ray-finned fish, endemic to the waters of the Missouri and lower Mississippi River basins of the United States. More

General DescriptionThe pallid sturgeon is the larger of the two species of sturgeon found east of the Continental Divide. It grows to about 60 pounds. More

TrendspottersWill the pallid sturgeon go extinct on our watch? By Andrew McKean - This story is featured in Montana Outdoors May–June 2006 Frazer Rapids is a quarter-mile of swift, complicated current created by a gravel shoal extending More

The pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus) is one of the rarest and largest freshwater fish in North America. It and the smaller, more common shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus platorhynchus), are the only sturgeon species native to the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers in Montana. More

The Pallid Sturgeon (above) is one of Missouri's endangered species. (photo by Craig Gemming) Habitat loss and over harvest have two of the three species of sturgeon found in Missouri fighting for survival. More

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The pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is one of the rarest fishes in North America (Kallemeyn 1983) and was federally listed as endangered in 1990. Dams are assumed responsible for the pallid sturgeon's decline by isolating pallid sturgeon populations, altering flow regimes, and reducing habitat. More

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1998 - a young-of-the-year pallid sturgeon was collected in the Middle Mississippi River !1999 - larval pallid sturgeon were collected in the Lower Missouri River 2000 - larval pallid sturgeon were collected in the Middle More

The pallid sturgeon is a long-lived fish and is known to reach 41 years of age. The female will not spawn until she is 15-20 years old and then only sporadically. More

Description: The pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish species to occur in the Missouri and lower Mississippi rivers with a maximum weight of nearly 85 pounds. It has a flattened snout with the mouth located back from the end of the snout. More

The pallid sturgeon was not recognized as a distinct species until 1905. Prior to that time it was included with the shovelnose. Habitat preference is similar to shovelnose. The fish spawn in the late spring or summer. More

HISTORICAL STATUS: Pallid sturgeon were not identified as a separate species until 1905. Because of that, the historic data is sparse. However, catch records indicate that pallid sturgeon were somewhat common as late as the 1950’s and 1960’s. More

The scientific name for the pallid sturgeon is Scaphirhynchus albus . Scaphirhynchus is a Greek word meaning spade snout and albus is Latin for white. The pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish found in the Missouri River. More

Pallid sturgeons are a prehistoric fish armored with rows of bony plates that run lengthwise from head to tail. The only other fish that may be confused with the pallid is the shovelnose sturgeon. Both these fish inhabit the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers of North Dakota. More

The South Dakota Pallid Sturgeon Management Plan is now available. The pallid sturgeon can be thought of as a living dinosaur. The species belongs to a group of fishes that flourished about 70 million years ago during the Cretaceous period. More

The pallid sturgeon, an ancient fish that has existed since the age of the dinosaurs, also relies on natural fluctuations of the Missouri River, one of the few spots where the species still lives. More

The Pallid Sturgeon is very rare and almost never seen for sale in the UK. This fish was sold a decade ago but in recent years none have been imported. More

The pallid sturgeon was not described as a species until 1905, and remains one of the least known of the large, freshwater fishes. More

Common names

Bleg stør in Danish (dansk)
Lopatonos velký in Czech (česky)
pallid sturgeon in English
Scaphirhynchus albus in Spanish (español)
Valkolapiosampi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Белый лопатонос in Russian (русский язык)
密苏里铲鲟 in Mandarin Chinese
密蘇里鏟鱘 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Acipenseriformes
Family : Acipenseridae
Genus : Scaphirhynchus
Species : Scaphirhynchus albus
Authority : Forbes and Richardson, 1905