There are 44 species of mammals on the territory of “Sevan” national park and in its buffer zone, which belong to the following taxonomic order. Rodents ( Rodentia) Rabbits (Logomorpha ) Insect eaters (Insectivora) Bats (Chiroptera) Predators (Carnivora) Hoofed mammals (Artiodactyla ) 6 species from mentioned are included in the Red book of Armenia Crested porcupine Otter Brown bear Motley marten Forest cat Bezoar...
There are in “Sevan” national park and in its buffer zone 16 species of reptiles, 11 of which belong to taxonomic order of lizards (Lacertilia) and 5 species belong to snakes (Serpentes) taxonomic order. Some of these species are listed in the Red book of Armenia: steppe-runner/Arguta (E. a.transcaucasica) and Asia Minor lizard/dwarf lizard (Lacerta parva). Asia Minor lizard (Lacerta parva) Sand lizard (Lacerta agilis brevicaudata) Dice snake (N
There are 4 species of amphibians on the national park territory and in its buffer zone, which belong to the Salientia taxonomic order. Marsh frog (Rana ridibunda) Long-legged wood frog (Rana macrocnemis) European green toad (Bufo viridis) European tree frog (a.shelkovnikovi) ...
Ichtyfauna of lake Sevan is represented by Salmonidae, Coregonidae and Cyprinidae fish families. Sevan trout (Salmo ishchan Kessler 1877) with its 4 ecological subspecies belongs to Salmonidae fish family: summer bakhtak (S. ishchan aestivalis), winter bakhtak (S. ishchan ishchan), Gegarkuni (S. ishchan gegarkuni) and bojak (S. ishchan danilewski).The representative of Coregonidae family is in the lake Sevan the 1920-1930 accl
Narrow fingered crayfish (Pontastacus leptodactilus) was discovered late 70’s due to accidental import. In the rivers flowing into the lake Sevan we don’t met crayfish, but it is too much in from the lake Sevan originated river Hrazdan. Narrow-clawed crayfish (Pontastacus leptodactilus) in contrast to other species doesn’t hibernate.
In “Sevan” national park and in its buffer zone there are 43 species of snails and slime mollusks and 639 species of Arthropoda, which belong to insects and 6 of which are endemic to Armenia. Blue butterfly (Maculinea nausithous Bergs) is famous from the buffer zone and is listed in IUCN.
Birds In the territory of “Sevan” national park and in its buffer zone there are 267 bird species, which belong to the following taxonomic Orders: 1. Grebes (Podicipediformes) 2. Herons ( Pelecniformes) 3. Herons, Egrets and Ibis (Ciconiiformes) 4. Flamingo (Phoenicopetriformes) 5. Carnivores (Falconiformes) 6. Geese, Ducks, Swans (Anseriforme