The Lake Orta: the italian excellence is to be considered not only for the beauties it has to 9ffire but also for the lake itself. Have you ever wondered what fish fauna is? We see it together.


The agone is a fish with an elongated shape and compressed laterally. Its color is blue green on the back and silver on the sides and belly. It has a series of dark spots on the back. Its ventral profile is pungent. It has a transparent adipose membrane that covers the front and back of the eye. The bleak is a fish with an elongated shape and compressed laterally; green color with silvery reflections. It does not exceed 15 cm in size and lives in numerous groups in the pelagic surface waters, however migrating also in the littoral zone. It spends the winter at greater depths than those of other cyprinids.


The eel is a fish with a very elongated body with a cylindrical section at the front and laterally compressed in the tail region. It has a very dark color on the back, yellowish or gray on the belly. It has dorsal, caudal and anal fins merged into a single fin. It has very small scales and very slippery skin due to the abundance of mucus produced by special skin cells.

The carp, on the other hand, has an oval-shaped body, protractile mouth with fleshy lips, large and regular scaling, brown-green color on the back, yellow on the belly. It is concentrated in the vegetation of the shore and in close proximity to muddy bottoms.


The pike is a fish with an elongated body, with a large head with a very large terminal mouth, shaped like a “duck’s beak”, equipped with strong teeth. It has a short dorsal fin shifted towards the tail. For the coloring of the back it is brown-green with darker colored spots. Individuals living in still waters have slightly stockier bodies. It lives in the coastal areas of lake environments and river waters with a modest current and prefers areas rich in aquatic vegetation.

The perch is a xbody fish with an oval shape, arched back and narrow caudal peduncle. Its terminal mouth is large and has a double dorsal fin, one of which is equipped with spiny rays; coloring of the back greenish with dark shades, white the belly; pectoral fins yellowish, the others (ventral, anal and caudal) orange in color. Eat small invertebrates when young, other fish as adults. For reproduction it lays between April and the end of May.