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Atlantic Sturgeon

Atlantic Sturgeon Image

Acipenser oxyinchus

Atlantic Sturgeon lives primarily in the ocean but migrates to coastal rivers for spawning. In New York, spawning and nursery grounds for juveniles are found in only in the Lower Hudson River. It is classified as an Endangered Species by NMFS and it may be classified in New York.

Fish atlas map for Atlantic Sturgeon.