Where they live Mississippi river Missouri River Moderate to swift currents Sandy Wide river areas 2-47 feet deep Muddy warm water
Diet/ Life Cycle Predator Bottom feeders Some Fish Mosquito-like insects, mayflies, and caddis flies Life Cycle Live 50-100 years Sexual maturity Male- 7 to 9 years female 15 years Can have up to 170000 eggs (11% of total body weight)
Endangerment They became endangered in 1990 because of dams built along rivers Many hatcheries
Facts 30-60 inches 85 pounds Tastes good Greyish Interesting Facts Ancient hasnt changed since 70 million years No teeth sucks up its food Considered ugliest fish in North America
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