The Gulf Sturgeon, also known as the Gulf of Mexico Sturgeon, is a subspecies of the Atlantic Sturgeon. They are listed threatened on September 30, 1991. Their current estimated population is unknown and people don't know if the species trend is increasing or decreasing in number. There is no information on how they became threatened.
The Gulf Sturgeon is a large fish with an extended snout, vertical mouth, chin barbed, and the upper lobe of the tail is longer than the lower lobe. Adults are about 71 - 94 inches (180-240cm) in length. Adult females are larger than the males. They have brown scale-less skin and embedded with 5 rows of bony plates.
Adult fish are bottom feeders, eating primary invertebrates, including brachiopods, insect larvae, mollusks, worms, and crustaceans.