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Sturgeons and Paddlefishes: Acipenseriformes

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Sturgeons, Paddlefishes, And People, Conservation StatusGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT

BELUGA STURGEON (Huso huso): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Sturgeons and paddlefishes live in the Northern Hemisphere in North America, Europe, and Asia.


Sturgeons and paddlefishes live in seas, rivers, and lakes. Some spend a large portion of their lives at sea but enter coastal rivers to spawn. Others live only in freshwater rivers and lakes. Sturgeons live on sand, gravel, or rock bottoms.

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Animal Life ResourceFish and Other Cold-Blooded Vertebrates