Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Mating

Males grab females with their front legs and ride to shore. The females bury in the sand and release eggs while the males release sperm.


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FWC Facts:
The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.

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