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Lake Cerveriz
Somiedo (Central Asturias)
10 Ha. km2
Maximum elevation
1.635 m.
Lago Cerveriz
  • Access is via a mining track that skirts La Cueva Lake and La Mina Lake to reach the pass that opens onto the mountain meadows.

  • Plant life

    It has a greater abundance of invertebrate fauna than the other Saliencia Lakes.

    This includes: Plumatella repens, the crustacean Gammarus lacustris, oligochaete worms and leeches (Erpobdella monostriata, Haemophis sanguisuga and Dina lineata), bivalve molluscs, Odonata, Sialis, heteroptera (Micronecta poweri), different species of beetles, including Ditiscus marginalis, caddisflies, chironomid (Diptera), stoneflies, amphibians (Triturus alpestris, T. helveticus, Rana temporaria, Bufo bufo and, on the banks, Alytes obstetricans), common trout and minnow.

    There is also one or another example of mallards.


    Potamogeton natans is very common among the lake bed plant communities sustained by the water of the lake systems in Asturias, although this is the only mountain lake where the Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophillum) appears. Both plants grow together to depths of 2.5 m, coexisting with charophyte algae and other species of Potamogeton.

    White-flowering Ranunculus is preferentially distributed on the shoreline, in areas with fluvial inflows, along with Eleocharis palustris and Equisetum fluviatile.

    The surface plants are generally distributed on the gently sloping edges with an abundance of clay.

Along with Lake Calabazosa and Lake La Cueva, Lake Cerveriz forms what are called the Saliencia Lakes.

Its colour is perceived as dark green, tending towards olive green in autumn. The water is actually colourless, though less transparent than in the neighbouring lakes.

Lake Cerveriz