Category: Salt Water
Facts about Basaltic Sturgeon fish, "Scientific name for Basaltic Sturgeon is Acipenser sturio". Basaltic Sturgeon fish is also known as the common sturgeon, Atlantic sturgeon or the European sea sturgeon. The Basaltic Sturgeon fish is known to be an andromous species of sturgeon which can be found breeding in rivers of most parts of the European coast and not often to the northern most places. The Basaltic Sturgeon fish is rarely known to cross the Atlantic ocean to the coasts of North America.
Despite the approximated range of the Basaltic Sturgeon fish’s distribution, the Basaltic Sturgeon fish has become less kept which has resulted to the fish species being rare, only limiting its appearances to the river basins found in Garonne, France.
The Basaltic Sturgeon fish grow to reach lengths of approximately twenty feet (6 meters) with weights of about four hundred grams. However, a common juvenile can mature to be four feet (1.21 meters) in length. The Basaltic Sturgeon fish has a late sexual maturity which can vary depending on the fish’s sex. The female’s sexual maturity can range from sixteen to eighteen years and the males twelve to fourteen years long. The Basaltic Sturgeon fish has a longer life expectancy of one hundred years
The Basaltic Sturgeon fish has a wedge-shaped head which usually ends in a long point with several sensitive barbells on the face. The Basaltic Sturgeon fish’s dorsal fins are situated very far back on the brownish-gray colored body. On the body of the Basaltic Sturgeon fish are five longitudinal lines of large osseous plates with a yellow colored belly.
The Basaltic Sturgeon fish usually spawns in the rivers inland from the coast. The male Basaltic Sturgeon fish reproduce for the first time at the age of between ten to twelve years and the females at the age of fourteen to eighteen years. The adult juveniles do not eat during spawning and migration. It is important to note that the distance of the spawning migration of the Basaltic Sturgeon fish is connected with the water levels. However, the Basaltic Sturgeon fish can cover a distance of a 620 miles (thousand kilometers) or more during the periods of high waters.
The Basaltic Sturgeon fish can feed on crustaceans and mollusks which it obtains using its barbells.