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Beluga Whale
Beluga
Beluga diving
Beluga size-2
Size compared to an average human
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Clade: Cetancodontamorpha
Suborder: Whippomorpha
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Monodontidae
Genus: Delphinapterus
Species: D. leucas
Binomial name
Delphinapterus leucas
(Pallas, 1776)
Beluga range
Range of D. leucas

Other names

It is also known simply as the Beluga or the White Whale

Description

Similar species

Behaviour

Diet

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Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

References

  1. ^ Jefferson, T.A., Karkzmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Reeves, R., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y. & Zhou, K. (2012). "Delphinapterus leucas". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 

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