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Acipenser oxyrinchus (Atlantic sturgeon)


Wikipedia Abstract

Acipenser oxyrinchus is a species of sturgeon.
View Wikipedia Record: Acipenser oxyrinchus

Endangered Species

Status: Vulnerable
View IUCN Record: Acipenser oxyrinchus


Adult Length [1]  8.758 feet (267 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Phyto-lithophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  3,755,745
Maximum Longevity [1]  60 years
Migration [3]  Anadromous
Adult Weight [2]  446.218 lbs (202.40 kg)
Diet [3]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [1]  18 years

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet


Ichthyomyzon unicuspis (Silver lamprey)[4]


Range Map

External References

NatureServe Explorer


Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0