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Huso dauricus


Huso dauricus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Chondrostei
Ordo: Acipenseriformes
Familia: Acipenseridae
Subfamilia: Acipenserinae
Genus: Huso
Species: Huso dauricus


Huso dauricus (Georgi, 1775)


* Huso dauricus Report on ITIS
* FishBase link : 4633 species Huso dauricus (4633 Mirror site)
* IUCN link: 10268 Huso dauricus (Endangered)

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Sibirischer Hausen
Eesti: Kaluuga
English: Kaluga (or Great Siberian) sturgeon
Lietuvių: Daūrinis eršketas
Polski: Kaługa
Русский: Калуга (рыба)
Tiếng Việt: Cá tầm Kaluga

The Kaluga (Huso dauricus) is a large predatory sturgeon found in the Amur River basin. Also known as the River Beluga, they are claimed to be the largest freshwater fish in the world, with a maximum size of at least 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) and 5.6 m (18.6 ft). Like the slightly larger Beluga, it spends part of its life in saltwater. The Kaluga is one of the biggest of the sturgeon family.

Kaluga caviar comes from the Kaluga "River Beluga" sturgeon.


Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2007). "Huso dauricus" in FishBase. October 2007 version.

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