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Urist likes sturgeons for their bony scutes.


· Aquatic

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 10,000 cm3
Mid: 300,000 cm3
Max: 1,500,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 46
Fat 11
Brain 4
Heart 2
Intestines 12
Liver 4
Kidneys 4
Tripe 4
Sweetbread 2
Eyes 2
Spleen 2

Raw materials

Bones 13
Skull 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large oceanic fish covered with bony plates.

Sturgeons are a species of massive fish who can be found in temperate and arctic oceans, as well as temperate rivers. At one and a half tons, they're the largest species of Osteichthyes fish (fish with skeletons made of bone rather than cartilage) in the game, tied with hippos as the largest mundane animals found in freshwater. Due to their giant size, they provide a great amount of returns when butchered. As non-vermin fish, sturgeons can't be fished by fisherdwarves, but can be caught with the use of a drowning chamber. Infant sturgeons are called sturgeon fry.

Sturgeons are benign, but if confronted, may very easily kill a dwarf or adventurer in adventurer mode. Their massive size indicates they are specifically based on the beluga, the largest species of sturgeon.

Some dwarves like sturgeons for their bony scutes.

Admired for its bony scutes.