Kaluga (fish)

Kaluga (fish)

name = Kaluga
status = EN
status_system = iucn2.3

image_caption = Mounted kaluga specimen in Khabarovsk Regional museum, (3 m, 250 kg).
image_width = 200px

regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Acipenseriformes
familia = Acipenseridae
genus = "Huso"
species = "H. dauricus"
binomial = "Huso dauricus"
binomial_authority = (Georgi, 1775)

The Kaluga ("Huso dauricus") is a large predatory sturgeon found in the Amur River basin. Also known as the Great Siberian Sturgeon, they are claimed to be the largest freshwater fish in the world, with a maximum weight of at least 1000 kg.

"Kaluga caviar" comes from the Kaluga sturgeon.



External links

* [http://www.adm.khv.ru/invest2.nsf/pages/common/kaluga_en.htm Khabarovsk Krai Government site - Tourism and Recreation - Kaluga fish (with picture)]
* [http://www.museum.ru/xkm/english3.htm Khabarovsk Regional Lore Museum (with picture)]
* [http://vn.vladnews.ru/Arch/2000/ISS226/text/upd28-1.html News article from the Vladivostok News about Kaluga poaching]

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