STURGEON, SHOVELNOSE
Summary information for STURGEON, SHOVELNOSE
Common Name STURGEON, SHOVELNOSE
Scientific Name SCAPHIRHYNCHUS PLATORYNCHUS
Status COMMERCIAL, STATE RANK S4
Primary Habitat Association Aquatic - river/stream
Preferred Habitat Inhabits open channels of large rivers where there is a swift current over a sand or gravel bottom. Tolerates high turbidity.
Distribution Is the most abundant sturgeon in the Missouri and Mississippi R. Also occasionally caught in the Current river near doniphan, Missouri *01*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
ATCHISON, BARRY, BOONE, BUCHANAN, CALLAWAY, CARROLL, CLARK, CLAY, COLE, COOPER, FRANKLIN, JACKSON, JEFFERSON, LACLEDE, LEWIS, MARION, MILLER, MISSISSIPPI, MONITEAU, OSAGE, PEMISCOT, PERRY, PIKE, PLATTE, RALLS, RIPLEY, SALINE, SCOTT, ST. CHARLES, ST. LOUIS, STE. GENEVIEVE, WARREN

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