Iowa DNR
BioNet
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Shovelnose Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus

Family
Acipenseridae (Sturgeons)
Tolerance
Intermediate
Trophic Class
Benthic Invertivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
False
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
False
Is Hybrid?
False
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 10 bioassessment sites, 0 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 5 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 15 distinct sites, or 1.2% of the 1219 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 86th most commonly collected species.

The Shovelnose Sturgeon was collected in 11 bioassessment sampling sessions and 5 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 0 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 140 individual Shovelnose Sturgeon specimens, ranking it the #86 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map