Movements and Habitats of Shortnose Sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum in the Savannah River

  title={Movements and Habitats of Shortnose Sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum in the Savannah River},
  author={J W Hall and Theodore J. I. Smith and Scott D. Lamprecht},
Telemetry studies were conducted to determine seasonal movements and habitat areas of adult and juvenile shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in the Savannah River. Thirty-two adults (19 prespawn and 13 postspawn) and six cultured juveniles were equipped with transmitters between April 1985 and March 1987. Upriver spawning migrations occurred from mid-February to mid-March when river temperatures ranged from 9 C to 12 C. Downstream migrations began in mid-March with all adult shortnosed… 

Seasonal movements of shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in the Altamaha River, Georgia

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Life history and status of Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum LeSueur, 1818)

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Habitat Use and Movements of Juvenile Shortnose Sturgeon in the Savannah River, Georgia-South Carolina

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Life history, latitudinal patterns, and status of the shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum

  • B. Kynard
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • 2004
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Yearly Movements of Shortnose Sturgeons in the Connecticut River

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Daily Movements of Shortnose Sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum, in a Maine Estuary

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Threatened Freshwater Fishes of the United States

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