Large species of sturgeon (Huso huso, or Acipenser huso) that inhabits the Caspian and Black seas and the Sea of Azov. It reaches a length of 25 ft (7.5 m) and a weight of 2,900 lbs (1,300 kg), but its flesh and caviar are less valuable than those of smaller species.

Variants of BELUGA

beluga or hausen

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