(Scaphirhynchus Platorynchus) Sometimes known as Shovelnose Sturgeon. American Sturgeon is the only wild sturgeon that can be the legally fished and the smallest of the ancient sturgeon species in North America. They reside in the river systems of North America mostly found along the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers. Eggs are slightly smaller than Sevruga or Paddlefish. The color is typically
shining jet black. The roe is preferred by many over paddlefish due to its firmer egg and cleaner flavor.