Sand Sturgeon

The shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, is the smallest species of freshwater sturgeon native to the United States of America.

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The Sand Sturgeon lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

switchtail and sand sturgeon) is found throughout the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, this is our most common sturgeon. More than 90 percent of the sturgeons caught are shovelnose. More

Sand sturgeon, Hackleback, Switchtail, or Flathead sturgeon DESCRIPTION Globally, stocks of Acipenseriformes (sturgeons and paddlefish) face similar sets of challenges. More

Sand sturgeon, Hackleback, Switchtail, or Flathead sturgeon Northeast Pacific Hook-and-Line Sturgeon: White Columbia, Sacramento, Oregon, Pacific Northeast Pacific Hook-and-Line Swordfish More

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Common names

Almindelig skovlhovedstør in Danish (dansk)
Lapiosampi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Lopatonos amerykanski in Polish (polski)
Łopatonos amerykański in Polish (polski)
Mississippiskovelstör in Swedish (Svenska)
Sand Sturgeon in English
Schaufelstör in German (Deutsch)
shovelnose sturgeon in English
密西西比鏟鱘 in Mandarin Chinese
密西西比铲鲟 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Acipenseriformes
Family : Acipenseridae
Genus : Scaphirhynchus
Species : Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
Authority : Rafinesque, 1820