FOOD/DIET BETHIC FEEDERS-THEY ARE BETHIC FEEDERS EXTENDABLE LIPS TO SIPHON VACUUMS UP ITS FOOD YOUNG SHORTNOSE’S EAT INSECTS AND CRUSTACEANS ADULTS EAT SMALL MOLLUSKS, INSECT LARVE, AND CRUSTACEANS
THERE DISCRIPTION 1m LONG(3 FEET) ADULTS POSESS SHORT BLUNT AND A ROUNDED MOUTH FOUR ROWS OF BONY PLATES HAS A YELLOW BROWN TO A BLACKISH OLIVE DORSAL FACE SHORTEST OUT OF ALL STURGEONS
HABITAT SPAWN IN FRESH WATER ENTER SALTWATER POPULATIONS ARE RIVERINE SPAWN IN FAST-FLOWING ROCKY RIVERS AQUATIC VEGETATION TO FEED ONE IN MERRIMICACK RIVER AND TWO IN CONNETICUTT RIVER
LIFE HISTORY SPAWN EVERY YEAR HIDE UNDER ROCKS DON’T REACH MATURITY UNTIL 5-10 YEARS OLD MALES LIVE FOR TWO YEARS FEMALES FOR 5 YEARS LIVE UP TO TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD RECORD IS SIXTY-SEVEN FOR FEMALES AND THIRTY-TWO FOR MALES
DISTRIBUTION HAS NINE-TEEN DISTINCT POPULATIONS GROUPS OF 26,000 TO 50,000
WHY THERE ENDANGERED Shortnose Sturgeons are endangered because of pollution, hunting/fishing, and beaver dams. The thing that can be done to save the Shortnose Sturgeon is to prevent fishing, pollution, and beaver dams. Beaver dams prevent them from swimming up and down the river. Prevent hunting/fishing by not wanting to eat them. Prevent pollution by not polluting the waters/rivers and the atmosphere.
CLASS, PHYLUM, FAMILY AND THERE RANGE THERE CLASS IS CALLED ACTINOPTERYGII, THERE PHYLUM IS CALLED CHORDATA, THERE FAMILY IS ATLANTIC STURGEON AND THERE RANGE IS FROM THE ATLANTIC COAST TO CANADA AND U. S. A.
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