Chalcalburnus (Alburnus) tarichi endemic to Lake Van in which the bigest soda lake in the World. Fish migrate to freshwater for spawning between may-june.
Pearl Mullet fish is endemic to Lake Van Basin. Fish lives into lake and migrate to freshwater for spawning at spring time.
This was the day the fish elevator at this dam was being prepared for a period of non-use until the winter. They ran it this one last time to test some equipment and I was able to see their catch before they dumped them back into the Susquehanna below.+
Koi fish swimming in pond.
The Cypriniformes are an order of ray-finned fish, including the carps, minnows, loaches and relatives. This order contains 5-6 families, over 320 genera, and more than 3,250 species, with new species being described every few months or so, and new genera being recognized regularly. They are most diverse in southeastern Asia, but are entirely absent from Australia and South America.