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Sturgeon NH.png
Scientific name
Acipenser medirostris
(green sturgeon)
Acipenseridae (sturgeons)
Months available September to March (Northern Hemisphere)

March to September (Southern Hemisphere)

Times available All day
Location River (Mouth)
Shadow size Huge
Rarity Rare
Sell price 10,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese チョウザメ
Korean 철갑상어
Italian Storione
German Stör

Simplified Chinese 鲟鱼
French Esturgeon
Spanish Esturión
Dutch Steur

Traditional Chinese 鱘魚
Quebec French Esturgeon
Latin American Spanish Esturión
Russian Осетр

The Sturgeon is a freshwater fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is one of only three fish to spawn exclusively in the river mouth, along with the Salmon and King Salmon. Of those, the sturgeon is the only one that is in-season for more than a single month.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


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

Time of Year North: Sep – Mar
South: Mar – Sep
Time of Day All day
Location River (mouth)
Shadow Size XX-Large
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 15000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Upon donating the sturgeon to the museum, Blathers will comment:

"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 a toaster!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese チョウザメ

Korean 철갑상어

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
鲟鱼 / 鱘魚

Russian Осетр

Dutch Steur Sturgeon

German Stör Sturgeon

European Spanish Esturión Sturgeon

European French Esturgeon Sturgeon

Italian Storione Sturgeon