Can anyone identify the species of this fish carcass?

This photo was taken in Brooklyn, NY. The fish would have presumably been in Gravesend Bay.enter image description here


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The large lozenge-shaped scales suggest me it could be some sturgeon species. The location is compatible with what Wikipedia says:

In North America, they range along the Atlantic Coast from the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland [...]

Specialists may be able to refine a little more the identification, based on location and visible features.

  • $\begingroup$ I asked on reddit too and got the same answer, so I think you’re right. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Michael
    Oct 9, 2017 at 16:45

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