Lake sturgeon

The lake sturgeon has taste buds on and around its barbels near its rubbery, prehensile lips.

The Lake sturgeon lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater, brackish environment.

Lake sturgeon in North AmericaPhotograph courtesy Zeb Hogan Lake Sturgeon Profile - The lake sturgeon, with its sleek shape and rows of bony plates on its sides, looks a bit like an armored torpedo. More

The lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) is a North American temperate freshwater fish, one of about 20 species of sturgeon. Like other sturgeons, this species is an evolutionarily ancient bottomfeeder with a partly cartilaginous skeleton and skin bearing rows of bony plates. More

Lake sturgeons occur in the following North American drainages: Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi River. HABITAT Lake sturgeons inhabit large rivers and lakes. More

The lake sturgeon is one of New York's largest freshwater fish. Mature adults average between 3-5 feet in length and 10-80 pounds in weight, but can occasionally grow as large as 7+ feet and 300+ pounds. More

The lake sturgeon has numerous body plates on its back, sides, and belly. This fish has no scales and the skin is very coarse. The mouth is located on the underside of the snout and is an extendible tube-like structure. More

dwelling lake sturgeon is a living fossil - a relic from the Middle Ages of fish evolution. More

The current lake sturgeon population in the Winnebago System is estimated at about 60,000. More

INDICATOR: Lake Sturgeon Population - Other Indicators: * Pressure indicators * State indicators * Response indicators * All indicators in alphabetical order More

“There has been no previous work done on lake sturgeon in the Namakan River, or in the Namakan reservoir, so we know very little about the fish,” he noted. “Through this study, we’ve gained a lot of insight that’s going to help us manage that fish population. More

Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Tag Identification Database Web Site Link to The Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens (Chondrostei: Acipenseridae) Annotated Bibliography (pdf, 4. More

Lake Sturgeon Biology and Population History in the Great Lakes - print version (pdf, 193 Kb) Lake Sturgeon Biology Lake sturgeon headLake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens, inhabit large river More

Lake Sturgeon, Dinosaur of the Great Lakes - Lake SturgeonIntroduction The lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) is the largest freshwater fish, is native only to North America, and is found throughout the Great Lakes. More

The lake sturgeon is listed as a rare species in the United States. Over most of its range in the United States, it appears to be threatened. More

Lake sturgeons have a large protrusible, suctorial mouth on the bottom side of the head with 4 barbels in front of the mouth and beneath the snout. Lake sturgeons have a single dorsal fin located far back near the caudal (tail) fin. More

Lake SturgeonLake SturgeonLake Sturgeon illustration Photos: Dave Brenner, Aaron Erkkinen, Todd Marsee * One of the oldest species, once ranged widely throughout the Great Lakes but vulnerable to overharvest — now threatened and rare More

Occasionally, the lake sturgeon's dark form can be discerned in reedy shallows or near river mouths. The glimpse is as rare as it is startling. More

1900's many populations of lake sturgeon throughout their range had been greatly reduced or extirpated as a result of overfishing, habitat loss, the construction of dams, and pollution. More

In the early 1800's, lake sturgeon were common in the big rivers of Missouri. More

as Lake Sturgeon, are one of the larger fresh water fish in North America (Mississippi River, Hudson Bay, The Great Lakes, and the St. Lawrance River), although they can survive in salt water because of their gills. More

Common names

Amerikansk stör in Norwegian (Norsk)
Amerikansk stör in Swedish (Svenska)
esturgeon jaune in French (français)
Esturión lacustre in Spanish (español)
Järvisampi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Jeseter jezerní in Czech (česky)
Jeseter rudý in Czech (česky)
Jesiotr jeziorny in Polish (polski)
lake sturgeon in English
Nameo in Cree (ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ)
Namew in Cree (ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ)
Nemeo in Cree (ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ)
Némèw in Cree (ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ)
See-Stör in German (Deutsch)
Søstør in Danish (dansk)
湖鱘 in Mandarin Chinese
湖鲟 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Acipenseriformes
Family : Acipenseridae
Genus : Acipenser
Species : Acipenser fulvescens
Authority : Rafinesque, 1817