|Range||Kazakhstan, (in Lake Balkhash and Lake Alakol), Uzbekistan, and China|
The Balkhash perch (Perca schrenkii) is a species of perch found in Kazakhstan, (in Lake Balkhash and Lake Alakol), Uzbekistan, and China. It is very similar to the European perch, and grows to a comparable size.
They have an elongated body and light-colored body. The body is covered with scales of medium size (41-54 in lateral line). Their first dorsal fin is lower than the usual perch. Adults reach a body length of 50 cm, weight 1.5 kg.
Perca in Greek is perke, which means perch, and translates to a fish without identification.