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Balkhash Perch
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Information
Range Kazakhstan, (in Lake Balkhash and Lake Alakol), Uzbekistan, and China
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Percidae
Genus Perca
Species P. schrenkii
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

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.

Characteristics[]

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.

Etymology[]

Perca in Greek is perke, which means perch, and translates to a fish without identification.

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