Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus)
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3785 Litres (1000 US G.)
39-95 cm (15.4-37.4")
6.5 - 7.5
16 -23 °C (60.8-73.4°F)
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- Shovelnose Sturgeon, Sand Sturgeon
Additional scientific names
- Accipenser platorynchus
- A North American species of Sturgeon found in the bottom of main channels and embayments of large turbid rivers; frequently in flowing water over sand and mixed with gravel and mud.
- A large bottom dweller that should not be kept with small companions as they are likely to be eaten.
- They feed on the bottom, so you should give them special sturgeon diets or large pellets meant for large predatory fish.
- These fish grow too large for an aquarium and are strictly pond fish. They should not be considered for a pond anything less than 3785 Litres (1000 US G.), over 7571 Litres (2000 US G.) is better.
- This fish is considered an endangered species and therefore is restricted in terms of international trade.
- CITES II since 01/04/98
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