Lake Sturgeon
Acipenser fulvescens

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Range and habitat:
Lake sturgeon are found in the Mississippi River basin, the Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and their associated river basins. They generally live in cooler water of large lakes or rivers.

Natural diet:
Lake sturgeoen are omnivorous bottom feeders

Size / weight range:
This species can grow to 9 feet and weigh up to 300 pounds

Interesting facts:
Lake sturgeon are considered to be endangered in the state of Ohio. Anglers must release any caught and report the catch to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. These are an extremely primitive group of bony fish. Eggs can be harvested from females and used as caviar, a delicacy.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
Aquarium

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