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The Beluga Sturgeon Huso huso is the largest species of sturgeon.

Beluga Sturgeon. [CR] The beluga is the largest European freshwater fish. The beluga is a huge and late-maturing fish that can live for 118 years.  Over harvesting of Beluga caviar, which is the eggs of the sturgeon, has caused a 90% decline in beluga sturgeon populations. Unfortunately the fish must be killed in order to retrieve the eggs. The trade in beluga caviar is worth some 100 million annually. The U.S. is the biggest consumer of these precious salted sturgeon eggs.

Beluga Sturgeon. [CR] The beluga is the largest European freshwater fish. The beluga is a huge and late-maturing fish that can live for 118 years. Over harvesting of Beluga caviar, which is the eggs of the sturgeon, has caused a 90% decline in beluga sturgeon populations. Unfortunately the fish must be killed in order to retrieve the eggs. The trade in beluga caviar is worth some 100 million annually. The U.S. is the biggest consumer of these precious salted sturgeon eggs.

Beluga (sturgeon) -The largest generally accepted record is of a female taken in 1827 in the Volga estuary at 1,571 kg (3,463 lb) and 7.2 m (24 ft).

Beluga (sturgeon) -The largest generally accepted record is of a female taken in 1827 in the Volga estuary at kg lb) and m ft).

It used to be possible to find 16-feet-long Beluga sturgeon in and around the Black and Caspian Seas. But those giants are gone, and the small ones still around are threatened by people who harvest their valuable eggs. (Photo by Tim Flach)  via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/11/15/stunning-new-photos-show-the-faces-of-animals-on-the-verge-of-extinction/23276903/?a_dgi=aolshare_pinterest#fullscreen

Heartbreaking photos show faces of animals on the verge of extinction

It used to be possible to find Beluga sturgeon in and around the Black and Caspian Seas. But those giants are gone, and the small ones still around are threatened by people who harvest their valuable eggs.

5 facts about Beluga Sturgeon: The sea monster in danger

5 facts about Beluga Sturgeon:The sea monster in danger

The Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso) is the biggest freshwater fish in the world. Credit: Phyllis Rachler / WWF

The beluga or European sturgeon (Huso huso) is a species of anadromous fish in…

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Beluga sturgeon - Indigenous to the Caspian Sea, only an estimated 1,100 beluga sturgeon survive in the wild.

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Beluga sturgeon - Indigenous to the Caspian Sea, only an estimated beluga sturgeon survive in the wild.

Beluga Sturgeon:  Living up to 120 years these interesting looking creatures can grow to be nearly 7 meters in length.

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Beluga sturgeon - huge & late-maturing fish that can live for 118 years. Over harvesting of Beluga caviar has caused a decline in beluga sturgeon populations.

Biologist Robinson Orozco moves a 400 lbs (181 kg) female beluga sturgeon to spawn with males at Sturgeon AquaFarms in Bascom, Florida Febru...

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Biologist Robinson Orozco moves a 400 lbs kg) female beluga sturgeon to spawn with males at Sturgeon AquaFarms in Bascom, Florida Febru.

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Beluga sturgeon - View amazing Beluga photos - Huso huso - on Arkive

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