Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Lake Baikal
Type Lake
Salinity freshwater
Other Names Lake Baykal; Ozero Baykal
Location
Siberia, north of Mongolia. 56° N 51° N - 103° E 110° E
Location Map
Size Ref
River Length Area 30498 km2 Drainage Area
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth 1637 m Ref 30553
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description Largest, deepest and oldest freshwater lake, about 25-30 million years old. Famous for its deepwater species; 27 endemic fishes. Receives Barguzin and Selenga rivers. About 23,000 km3 volume of water (Ref. 30553).
Comments on faunal list
URL 1 http://www.ilec.or.jp/database/asi/asi-27.html
URL 2
Ecosystem Checklist Link
Total
FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
66 14 56 13 30553
Froese, Rainer on 03.27.98
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 05.27.21
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