Osetra Caviar

Osetra Caviar Sturgeon are among the oldest vertebrates found on Earth. They plied the lakes and rivers of the Northern Hemisphere 100 to 200 million years ago, when dinosaurs lumbered upon the land. Sturgeon even have an 'old' look. Instead of scales, they have bony plates on their bodies that give them a family resemblance to their reptilian cousins. The impressive size and heavy armor of the sturgeon are in stark contrast its docile, even gentle, nature and its small prey.

Sturgeon have highly sensitive barbels on their snout, reminding one of the "whiskers" on catfish, that they use to find snails, insects, leeches, crayfish and small clams. Their tubular mouth extends down from their snout like a short piece of vacuum cleaner hose.

There are 24 species of sturgeon found throughout lakes and rivers of the northern hemisphere. None are found in the southern hemisphere. One of these ancient varieties of fish is the Osetra Sturgeon which produces the Osetra Caviar.

Life as an Osetra sturgeon begins as an egg attached to some gravel at the bottom of a fast-moving stream. Eggs hatch quickly, usually within two weeks. Baby larval Osetra stay close to the bottom and feed on algae and small aquatic insects on their way to estuaries, where they'll spend most of their lives. Actually, the life cycle of most all sturgeons is similar, other than their respective size and longevity. Osetra is another of the large sturgeons. It reaches 10 feet in length and weighs about 500 lb.

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