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Fish fauna

26 fish species have been identified in the water habitats  of the Eastern Rhodopes. Four small species of the carp family are endemic in the Balkan Peninsula: Chondrostoma  vardarense, Vimba melanops , Barbus cyclolepis and Sabanejewia balcanica (Balkan Spined Loach). Very special, because only occurring in the Eastern Rhodopes - in the waters of Byala Reka river -  is Cobitis rhodopensis (Rhodopean spiny loach).

In the waters of the dam lakes in the Eastern Rhodopes occur the huge Wels Catfish, Pumpkinseed, Zander and several carp species and in the rivers occur Gobio gobio and several Cobitidae and Gobiidae species.


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Dolmen at the village of Pelevun

Location: At 2 km before the village Pelevun, Ivaylovgrad municipality, on the right to the road. Description: It is a tomb, pointing east -...

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