A vulnerable, juvenile shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) from the Missouri River near Atchinson, Kansas. The fish was captured and released during a survey done by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is photographed getting measured by a fish crew with the Missouri Dept. of Conservation. This crew is surveying fish populations in the Missouri River near Atchinson, Kansas.