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Sturgeon, a family of large fish found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Sturgeons are primitive fishes, having existed for at least 300,000,000 years. There are about 15 species, more than half of which are found in the United States. Some species live only in freshwater. Most, however, live in the sea and enter rivers to spawn. At one spawning, the female may produce 3,000,000 or more eggs.


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