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Scaphirhynchus suttkusi Williams & Clemmer, 1991

Alabama sturgeon

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record (wild): 2007 (male captured, transponder attached); June 2009 (transponder ceased relaying information)

Last record (captivity): 2013

Rediscovered: 2015 (Kuhajda & Rider, 2016)

IUCN RedList status Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Alabama, USA

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Haxton, T. J., Sulak, K. and Hildebrand, L. (2016). Status of scientific knowledge of North American sturgeons. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. DOI: 10.1111/jai.13235 [Abstract]

IUCN. 1990. 1990 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Janosik, Alexis M. et al. (2021). Improved environmental DNA sampling scheme for Alabama sturgeon provides new insight into a species once presumed extinct. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 37(2): 178-185. [Abstract]

Kuhajda, B. R. and Rider, S. J. (2016). Status of the Imperiled Alabama Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus suttkusi Williams and Clemmer, 1991). Journal of Applied Ichthyology. DOI: 10.1111/jai.13237 [Abstract]

Parauka, F.M. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service). (2004). Scaphirhynchus suttkusi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T19942A9111703. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T19942A9111703.en. Downloaded on 15 October 2016.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2000. Alabama Sturgeon Conservation Plan. 2000. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alabama-Tombigbee Rivers Coalition.

https://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2016/08/the_alabama_sturgeon_lives_fea.html

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7383/scaphirhynchus-suttkusi-alabama-sturgeon

 


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