⬅ #45 saddled bichir #46 sturgeonNH-Icon-sturgeon #47 sea butterfly ➡

"I caught a sturgeon! Wonder if it can perform sturgery..." —New Horizons

The sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) is a fairly rare fish introduced in New Horizons. It can be found in the mouths of rivers at any time between September and March.

Donation to the museum

In New Horizons

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"The sturgeon is a large and long-lived fish which has changed little in the last 300 million years. One curious behavior of theirs is leaping high out of the water and falling back in on their sides. The smacking sounds of their re-entry can be heard for up to half a mile away, likely more underwater! No one knows why they do it, but I like to think it's their impression of bread popping out of toaster! "

Capture Quotes

"I caught a sturgeon! Wonder if it can perform sturgery... " —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a sturgeon! Wonder if it can perform sturgery..."
Habitat River (Mouth)
Months active (north) September through March
Months active (south) March through September


Further Information

Real sturgeon

A real-life sturgeon.

Main article: Atlantic sturgeon on Wikipedia

Sturgeon are born in river estuaries and live there until the age of six. Then, they move to the saltier waters of the ocean. They are most famous as the source of caviar, with females laying over three million eggs each year. This has led to overexploitation and the threat of extinction for some species in the wild. For this reason, sturgeon are farmed for aquaculture.

In other languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese チョウザメ Chōzame
Flag of France small French Esturgeon
Flag of Spain Spanish Esturión
Flag of Germany small German Stör
Flag of Italy small Italian Storione
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Steur
Flagofrussiasmall Russian Осетр Osetr
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 鲟鱼 Xúnyú
Flag of South Korea Korean 철갑상어 Cheolgapsangeo

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