beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas)
Delphinapterus leucas, (Pallas). White Whale .
Length, 12 feet. (After a photograph by the U. S. Fish Commission).
Author Frederick W. True (Frederick William True) (1858–1914)
Subject: White whale
Tag: Aquatic Mammals
English: True, Frederick W. (1885) Suggestions to the keepers of the U. S. Lifesaving stations, light-houses, and light-ships, and to other observers, relative to the best means of collecting and preserving specimens of whales and porpoises, Report of the Commissioner (United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries), 1883, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office
The beluga whale or white whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean of the family Monodontidae. This white whale is also known as the beluga, melonhead, or sea canary.