White Sturgeon

Largest Freshwater Fish

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The white sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in North America.  One record-setting specimen from the Snake River in Idaho, in the 19th century, reportedly weighed 1500 pounds.  The white sturgeon typically reaches about 12 feet in length.

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