Where are sturgeon found in the US?
They predominantly live in the Hudson River, Mississippi River, and the Great Lakes. This fish species was once abundant in the Great Lakes ecosystems, but the lake sturgeon populations have decreased due to overharvesting.
What’s the biggest sturgeon ever caught?
The Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso) is the biggest freshwater fish in the world. The largest Beluga ever caught weighed 1,571 kg and was 7.2 m long. The Beluga is extremely long lived and females do not reach maturity until at least 15 years of age.
What country has sturgeon fish?
Sturgeons are found in greatest abundance in the rivers of southern Russia and Ukraine and in the fresh waters of North America. In early summer they migrate from the sea into rivers or toward the shores of freshwater lakes to breed. The eggs, or roe, are small, sticky, and numerous.