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General Information Product 71

Gulf Sturgeon Facts

Kenneth J. Sulak and Michael Randall

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Sturgeon: An ancient type of fish, with 5 rows of armor scutes, a cartilaginous skeleton, long snout, suction mouth, no teeth, and 4 barbels.

Photograph of a Gulf sturgeon. The total length of a 5-month old is 313 mm.

Posted December 2008

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Suggested citation:

Sulak, K.J., and Randall, Michael, 2008, Gulf sturgeon facts: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product, 2 p.

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Kenneth J. Sulak at
Michael Randall at

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