10 Largest Lakes In Asia

Himanshi singh       Nov 17, 2022

#1. Caspian Sea

          The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in Asia as well as the largest inland water body in the world. Covering an area of 386,400 km2, the Caspian Sea is located to the east of the Caucasus Mountains 


#2. Lake Baikal

          Lake Baikal hosts numerous floral and faunal species, the majority of which are endemic to the region. The aquatic flora of the lake is dominated by many species of green algae such as Tetraspora, Draparnaldioides, 


#3. Lake Balkhash

          Lake Balkhash supports many avian species like Eurasian spoonbill, cormorants, marbled teal, golden eagle, Dalmatian pelican, white-tail eagle, and great egret.  


#4. Lake Taymyr

          Lake Taymyr remains covered with ice during the winter season from September to June. Various species of fish like muksun, loach, and sig survive in the cold waters of the lake.   


#5. Issyk-Kul Lake

          Lake Issyk-Kul supports several endemic fish species that are also highly threatened. These include Schmidt’s dace, Marinka, naked Osman, and Schmidt’s dace. 


#6. Lake Urmia

          Lake Urmia supports rich biodiversity and a large number of floral and faunal species have been recorded from the lake area. The lake is dotted by more than 102 small,  


#7. Qinghai Lake

          The native species that are found in the saline waters of Qinghai Lake include the naked carp and the different species of stone loaches.   


#8. Lake Khanka

        Lake Khanka supports a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Since 1971, the lake has been designated a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. 


#9. Sarygamysh Lake

        Covering an area of 3,955 km2, the Sarygamysh Lake is situated in Central Asia near the boundary between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. 


#10. Van Lake

        Lake Van supports approximately 103 species of phytoplankton, 36 species of zooplankton, and various brackish water fish like pearl mullet and stone loach.  


Thanks For Reading

Next:South Haven, Michigan