The representative of the sturgeon family. Habitat - basins of the Caspian, Black and Azov seas. The basis of the diet of stellate sturgeon is crustaceans, adults also feed on fish. The characteristic appearance of this fish is due to the highly elongated shape of the nose, the length of which is about 60% of the entire length of the head. The back of stellate sturgeon, as a rule, is black-brown, the sides are light, the belly is white. Stellate sturgeon is somewhat inferior in its size to most sturgeon. The average weight of stellate sturgeon is about 7-10 kg, however, some individuals reach a length of more than 2 m and a weight of 80 kg.