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Atlantic sturgeon live in rivers and coastal waters from Maine to Florida. Hatched in freshwater rivers, Atlantic sturgeon head to sea as juveniles and return to their birthplace to spawn, or lay eggs, as adults. Learn more about Atlantic sturgeon.
The kaluga sturgeon is found in the lower reaches of the Amur River of Russia and China. Learn more about the endangered kaluga sturgeon.
The Gulf sturgeon is a sub-species of the Atlantic sturgeon that can be found from Lake Pontchartrain and the Pearl River system in Louisiana and Mississippi to the Suwannee River in Florida.
Status Review for 5 species of Foreign Sturgeon : Adriatic sturgeon, European Sturgeon, Chinese Sturgeon, Sakhalin Sturgeon, Kaluga Sturgeon
This report is the status review for five species of foreign sturgeon. This report summarizes the best available data and information on these species and presents an evaluation of their status and extinction risk.
The Chinese sturgeon is found in the freshwater Yangtze River as well as marine waters off the coast of China. Learn more about the endangered Chinese sturgeon.
Green sturgeon are an anadromous fish, which means they can live in both fresh and saltwater. They have a relatively complex life history. Learn more about green sturgeon fish.
The European sturgeon is found in southwestern France and western Georgia and is listed as endangered throughout its range under the Endangered Species Act. Learn more about the protected European sturgeon.
The Adriatic sturgeon is found in the Adriatic sea and the Po River in Italy. Under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened and endangered marine species regardless of where they are found. Adriatic sturgeon is listed as endangered