Fish in Kyrgyzstan

The largest butterfly which inhabits in the territory of Kyrgyzstan is Pavlinoglazka Shrenka (emperor butterfly). It is unique by the way of its life. Being a caterpillar it collects as much nutrients as it needs during the future live as a butterfly. Because becoming a butterfly, its mouth skins over and it doesn't have an opportunity to eat during its life. Its life lasts for about two weeks.

Stocks of 49 species of fish can be founding the waters of Kyrgyzstan. In the largest lake of Kirgizstan Issyk-Kul one can find a lot of species of fish. For example chebak, carp, osman, barbell, pike-perch, bream, sazan, marinka, trout and many others. Trout didn't appear in the Issyk-Kul Lake naturally. It was brought here. It used to be rather small and herbivorous fish, but after being brought here it didn't find suitable algae to eat and to survive it had to adopt to eat smaller fish, therefore becoming a predator. Now it's rather large fish. It can be up to 80 sm. There are 25 species of reptiles, including tortoises, lizards and snakes.


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