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Shortnose Sturgeon

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Acipenser brevirostrum

Shortnose Sturgeon is an estuarine species with one sustained population in the Lower Hudson. Known spawning occurs between Coxsackie and the Troy Dam. Although primarily a freshwater and brackish water fish, some individuals have been taken farther downstream in the ocean. It has increased in abundance in the last 30 years. It is classified as an Endangered Species by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). It is similarly classified in NY.

Fish atlas map for Shortnose Sturgeon.