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Pallid sturgeon illustration

Pallid Sturgeon

Scaphirhynchus albus
Similar to shovelnose sturgeon, but with a longer and more pointed snout. Bases of the inner barbels are weakly fringed, and the base of an inner barbel is less than half the width of the base of an outer barbel.

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Manage your Missouri River- and Mississippi River-side land to conserve this endangered fish.

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Missouri's pallid sturgeon recovery efforts include understanding more about their life history, restoration of habitat, and artificial propagation. Download this 16-page document to learn more.

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A close-up photo showing the snout and mouth of a pallid sturgeon.

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Profile of a pallid sturgeon

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A photograph of a researcher, standing in a boat, holding a 3-foot sturgeon

Primitive fish a precious catch to save the species

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An endangered fish species that traces its lineage back to dinosaur times is getting help from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Image of a pallid sturgeon

Runge Nature Center hosting Aquatic Relatives of the Dinosaurs

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Learn about the pallid sturgeon and its incredible journey from a path of extinction to increasing abundance in Missouri's large rivers.

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Saving our Sturgeon

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Raising and releasing mighty fish for big rivers

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Shovelnose sturgeon illustration

Shovelnose Sturgeon

Of Missouri's three sturgeon, only the shovelnose is common and may be harvested.

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Shovelnose sturgeon illustration

Shovelnose Sturgeon

Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
Because it so closely resembles the endangered pallid sturgeon, the shovelnose sturgeon is treated as an endangered species, and it is illegal to harvest it for commercial purposes in Missouri.

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