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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Acipenseriformes > Family: Acipenseridae > Genus: Huso > Species: Huso huso

Beluga - Huso huso (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

  • Threat status Europe: Not evaluated (IUCN)
  • Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 5 other international agreements
  • 0 Natura 2000 sites are designated for the species.
  • Natura 2000 code: 2489

Distribution

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Layer shows this species distribution which marks roughly where the species is found. Data source: FAO Aquatic Species Distribution Map Viewer © FAO

Layer show observations of this species are given by museum collections and other scientific databases. Data source: GBIF

Base map - not species related

Nationally designated areas are protected areas which directly or indirectly create protected areas. Data source: CDDA database.

Biogeographical regions are defined by their ecological and geographical context. Data source:

 

Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

World

Critically Endangered

Europe

Not evaluated

EU

Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013 assessments.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Geographical and other restrictions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) Annex V: animal and plant species of community interest whose taking in the wild and exploitation may be subject to management measures. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) Annex II: strictly protected fauna species In the Mediterranean http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cultureheritage/nature/WC...
Annex III: protected fauna species
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) Annex II: migratory species which have an unfavourable conservation status and which require international agreements for their conservation and management, as well as those which have a conservation status which would significantly benefit from the international co-operation that could be achieved by an international agreement. http://www.cms.int/
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Annex II: (a) all species which, although not necessarily now threatened with extinction, may become so unless trade in specimens of such species is subject to strict regulation in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival; and (b) other species which must be subject to regulation in order that trade in specimens of certain species referred to in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph may be brought under effective control. http://www.cites.org/eng/app/appendices.shtml
Commission regulation (EU) No 101/2012 of 6 February 2012, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora) Annex B

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Akipíssios Greek Fishbase
Beluga English Fishbase
Beluga Finnish Fishbase
Beluga French Fishbase
Beluga Russian Fishbase
Beluga Slovenian Fishbase
Beluga Spanish Fishbase
Belugastör Swedish Fishbase
Belugastør Norwegian Fishbase
Bieluga z. wyz Polish Fishbase
Bli turishkurte Albanian Fishbase
Bli turishkurter Albanian Fishbase
Esturión Spanish Fishbase
Esturión beluga Spanish Fishbase
Esturjâo do Cáspio Portuguese Fishbase
Esturjão-beluga Portuguese Fishbase
Europäischer Hausen German Fishbase
European Sturgeon English Fishbase
Giant Sturgeon English Fishbase
Grand esturgeon French Fishbase
Great Sturgeon English Fishbase
Hausen German Fishbase
Hausenblase German Fishbase
Hus Swedish Fishbase
Husblosstör Swedish Fishbase
Husso German Fishbase
Kitasampi Finnish Fishbase
Mersin morinasi Turkish Fishbase
Mersinmorinasi Turkish Fishbase
Mersinmorinasi baligi Turkish Fishbase
Mjaldur Icelandic Fishbase
Mocuna Greek Fishbase
Morun Romanian Fishbase
Moruna Bulgarian Fishbase
Moruna Serbian Fishbase
Russian sturgeon English Fishbase
Rysk kaviar Swedish Fishbase
Selvike uimarakosta Finnish Fishbase
Storione ladando Italian Fishbase
Sundmaga hlaup Icelandic Fishbase
Visgelatine Dutch Fishbase
Viza Hungarian Fishbase
Wiz Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Acipenser huso Linnaeus, 1758
Huso ichthyocolla Bonaparte, 1846
Acipenser vallisneri Molin, 1853
Huso huso maeoticus Salnikov & Malyatskii, 1934
Huso huso ponticus Salnikov & Malyatskii, 1934
Huso huso caspicus Babushkin, 1942
Acipenser beluga Forster, 1767
Acipenser albula Forster, 1767
Acipenser shyp Forster, 1767
Huso vallisnerii Molin, 1853
Acipenser schypa Gmelin, 1788
Huso huso orientalis Lelek, 1987
Acipenser schypa Bonnaterre, 1788

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

Landings of fishery products

Shows Eurostat statistics on landings on this species in tonnes product weight per country per year. The query combines the Eurostat datasets: fish_ld_be, fish_ld_bg, fish_ld_cy, fish_ld_de, fish_ld_dk, fish_ld_ee, fish_ld_es, fish_ld_fi, fish_ld_fr, fish_ld_gr, fish_ld_ie, fish_ld_is, fish_ld_it, fish_ld_lt, fish_ld_lv, fish_ld_mt, fish_ld_nl, fish_ld_no, fish_ld_pl, fish_ld_pt, fish_ld_ro, fish_ld_se, fish_ld_si, and fish_ld_uk. (Currently a proof of concept query)

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Year Landed Unit
Bulgaria 2005-01-01 1 Tonnes product weight
Bulgaria 2009-01-01 0 Tonnes product weight
Source: Eurostat

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

3 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2011-09-30 Hungary Derogations 2011 september Derogations 2011
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