New York Natural Heritage Program
Shortnose Sturgeon
Acipenser brevirostrum LeSueur, 1818
Ray-finned Fishes

Threats [-]
Although probably not threatened at current population levels, this species remains vulnerable due to low reproductive rates, the potential for significant by-catch during Atlantic sturgeon harvest (this fishery is currently closed), the introduction of exotic fish and invertebrates to the Hudson River, and the potential for new pollution problems (Carlson 1998). Three other potential threats are maintenance dredging of the navigation channel of the Hudson River during river migration, commercial navigation, and capture against screens at power plant intakes.