Gulf sturgeon, also known as the Gulf of Mexico sturgeon, is "anadromous" fish, inhabiting coastal rivers from Louisiana to Florida during the warmer months.

In the cooler months, it inhabits the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries and bays. Adults range from 4-8 feet (1-2.5 m) in length; females attain larger sizes than males. They can live for about 60 years; usually 20-25 years. Gulf sturgeon are bottom feeders, and eat primarily macro invertebrates, including brachiopods, mollusks, worms, and crustaceans. All foraging occurs in brackish or marine waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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