female chinook salmon icon Definitions

Sturgeon - Two species of sturgeon are found in the Sacramento-San Joaquin system: white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) and green sturgeon (A. medirostris) (Moyle 1976). Because both species of sturgeon reproduce in the Sacramento-San Joaquin system, the word sturgeon will be interpreted to include white and green sturgeon.

yle, P. B. 1976. Inland fishes of California. University of California Press. Berkeley, CA. 405 pp.

Source: Final Restoration Plan [  A-3 ]