Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Description: Lake Sturgeon is typically quite large with a torpedo-shaped body, and varies in colour depending on age, from a uniform grey to a grey-brown, and even some green. The Lake Sturgeon has a sharp, cone-shaped mouth with four barbells (whiskers). Interestingly, Lake Sturgeon does not have scales but leathery skin, and five rows of bony plates, called scutes. The typical length of an adult ranges 3-5 feet.

Habitat:This species is a cold-water fish foundusually in shoal areas of large rivers and lakes, and generally lives in shallower waters (less than 30 feet deep).