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"Lake Ohrid Flora And Fauna" Ohrid Local Custom Tip by johngayton

Ohrid Local Customs: 38 reviews and 55 photos

  Little Fishes
by johngayton

Lake Ohrid is one of Europe's oldest and deepest lakes (with a maximum depth of 288 metres) and because its inflow is predominantly from mountain springs and the Black Drin River (which is also its only outlet) it has developed a unique ecosystem.

The endemic species of flora and fauna aren't particularly exotic but rather are unique variations of common European lake dwelling species and cover the whole food chain from planktons through to predatory fish.

The Ohrid Trout (Salmo letnica) is the most significant of the endemic fish and features on many of the lakeside restaurant menus, as does, to a lesser extent, the freshwater molluscs and crustacea.

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  • Written Oct 28, 2011
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