Pallid sturgeon look alike might get protection

Monday, September 28, 2009 | 4:15 p.m. CDT; updated 5:00 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 28, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Shovelnose sturgeon are not endangered, but they may get federal protection in parts of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers simply because they look like their relative, the endangered pallid sturgeon.