Delphinapterus leucas

Beluga Whale

Flickr photo 'beluga or white whale, Delphinapterus leucas courtship' by: brian.gratwicke.Flickr photo 'Beluga whales - Churchill Canada_20010002-1' by: fveronesi1.Flickr photo 'White Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)' by: Billy Lindblom.Flickr photo '3 belugas' by: Jpek.
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Delphinapterus leucas (Beluga Whale) is a species of mammals in the family white whales. They are listed as threatened by COSEWIC and in cites appendix ii. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Arctic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. They are carnivores. Individuals are known to live for 480 months and can grow to 5.5 m. Reproduction is viviparous. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on lift powered swimming to move around.

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