The Gulf sturgeon is physically similar to the Atlantic sturgeon but can be distinguished by the presence of squarish dorsal scutes, each with two pronounced hooks. It can be found in gravel and rock pools and runs of large rivers.
Status & distribution
- Status — Native freshwater
- Florida Distribution — Western and North Central drainages
- River Drainages — Perdido River, Escambia River, Blackwater River, Yellow River, Choctawhatchee River, Econfina Creek, Apalachicola River, minor Gulf tributaries and the Suwannee River