In the US, a fisherman caught a very rare dinosaur fish (photo)

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In the USA, a fisherman caught a very rare dinosaur fish (photo)

Lake sturgeon live throughout the continent of North America – from the Hudson Bay to the Mississippi River. It is the oldest and largest of all fish species in the Great Lakes.

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A rare species of lake sturgeon was caught in the American Kansas River. It was only the 16th known catch of the species in Kansas in more than 25 years, according to the state Department of Wildlife and Parks. This was reported on the department's Facebook page.

“I immediately knew that a special fish was hooked,” explained fisherman Kevin Zirjaks. “I never thought that I would see one of these dinosaurs, let alone hold it in my hands. I will definitely remember this catch for the rest of life”.

A fisherman took a picture with this fish and then released it into the water.

Lake sturgeons

In the USA, a fisherman caught a very rare fish- dinosaur (photo)

A fisherman was caught in the USA very rare dinosaur fish (photo)

Lake sturgeons live throughout the continent of North America – from the Hudson Bay to the Mississippi River. It is the oldest and largest of all fish species in the Great Lakes. Some fossils date back to about 135 million years, that is, 70 years before the dinosaurs became extinct.

According to the US National Wildlife Federation, female lake sturgeon live up to 150 years. Some individuals grow up to two meters in length and weigh up to 90 kg.

Until the 19th century, this fish was abundant in the Great Lakes. But due to overfishing over several centuries, their population has declined sharply. Today, in the southern parts of its range, the sturgeon is already considered an endangered species. Breeding efforts are ineffective, mainly due to the long life cycle of this fish. As a rule, females do not begin to lay eggs until they reach the age of 20.