State of Florida Conservation Plan for Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi)

Wakeford, Anne (2001) State of Florida Conservation Plan for Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi). St. Petersburg, FL, Florida Marine Research Institute, (Florida Marine Research Institute. Technical report, TR-8)

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Abstract

Gulf sturgeon are anadromous. They spend the cooler months (October or November through March or April) in estuarine or marine habitats, where they feed on benthic organisms such as isopods, amphipods, lancets, molluscs, crabs, grass shrimp, and marine worms (Mason and Clugston, 1993). In the spring, gulf sturgeon return to their natal river, where the sexually mature sturgeon spawn, and the population spends the next 6–8 months there (Odenkirk, 1989; Foster, 1993; Clugston et al., 1995; Fox et al., 2000). The conservation plan detailed in this document will be used to aid recovery of gulf sturgeon populations throughout the state of Florida and could be a model for other gulf states to use. (106pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: State of Florida Conservation Plan for Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi)
Personal Creator/Author:
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Wakeford, Anne
Series Name: Florida Marine Research Institute. Technical report
Number: TR-8
Date: 2001
Publisher: Florida Marine Research Institute
Place of Publication: St. Petersburg, FL
Department: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Institution: Florida Marine Research Institute
Issuing Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gulf Sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi, Florida, recovery plan
Subjects: Conservation
Biology
Item ID: 119
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007 21:47
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:33
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/119

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