Alabama Sturgeon

By: Dontez Garrett

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The Alabama sturgeon can grow over 7 feet and they can weigh 100 pounds.

The sturgeon it have black, whit skin they have long mouth.

It not that many sturgeon in the world and they have spikes on it back.

The Alabama sturgeon was first proposed for protected status in the early 1990s although by then the fish was already so rare its survival was uncertain.

The sturgeon's protection was opposed by a variety of industries located along Alabama's rivers for the fear economic impact.

A single female may release 100,000 to 3 million eggs but not all will be fertilized.

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There are several species of sturgeon are harvested for their roe which is processed into caviar a luxury food and the reason why caviar producing sturgeons are amoung the most valuable of all wild life resources and they are particularly vulnerable to over exploitation and other threat including pollution and habitat fragmentation most species of sturgeon are considered to be at risk of extinction, making them more critically endangered than any other group of species.

Facts

Alabama sturgeon belong to the Acipenseridae family.


Alabama sturgeon reach 7 to 12 feet.


They eat bugs, fish, larvae.


The Alabama Sturgeon can survive 12 to 20 years.


Females lays 100,000 to 3 million eggs but not all will be fertilized.