Acipenser medirostris

Green Sturgeon

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Green Sturgeon are among the largest and longest living species found in freshwater, living up to 70 years and weighing up to 350 pounds. They resemble some sort of prehistoric creature, possessing a skeleton that is more cartilage than bone and rows of bony plates for protection rather than scales. Green Sturgeon are olive green in color and have a vacuum cleaner-like mouth that is used to siphon food.

Scientific Name

Acipenser medirostris
Common Name
green sturgeon
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