Cehei Pond

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Cehei Pond
Balta Cehei
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Cehei Pond
Map showing the location of Cehei Pond
Location within Romania
Location  Romania
RO Județul Sălaj COA.svg Sălaj County
Nearest city Șimleu Silvaniei
Coordinates 47°16′01″N 22°45′18″E / 47.267°N 22.755°E / 47.267; 22.755[1]Coordinates: 47°16′01″N 22°45′18″E / 47.267°N 22.755°E / 47.267; 22.755[1]
Area 18.20 hectares (45.0 acres)
Established 2000[2]

Cehei Pond Nature Reserve (Romanian: Balta Cehei) is situated in north-western Romania, in Crasna river floodplain, in Sălaj County[3] and is a protected area with aquatic vegetation and fauna specific to such area.


Birds: little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), mallard (Anas platyrhinchos), great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), white stork (Ciconia ciconia), common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus);

Frogs: yellow-bellied toad (Bombina veriegata), European fire-bellied toad (Bombina bomina);

Reptiles: European green lizard (Lacerta viridis)[4]


Ranunculus sceleratus (flowers)

The Cehei Pond represents a very favorable place for the development of highly diverse flora, with numerous rare species.

Tree species: grey willow (Salix cinerea), black alder (Alnus glutinosa), goat willow (Salix caprea);

Species of grass: Hydrocharis (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), Scutellaria galericulata (Scutellaria galericulata var. epilobiifolia), Ranunculus sceleratus (Ranunculus sceleratus L.), Utricularia vulgaris (Utricularia vulgaris L.), Phragmites (Phragmites australis), Typha (Typha latifolia), Utricularia vulgaris (Utricularia vulgaris L.).[5]

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  1. ^ eunis.eea.europa.eu - Cehei Pond (Balta Cehei); retrieved on May 28, 2012
  2. ^ (in Romanian)cdep.ro - Law No.5 of March 6, 2000; retrieved on May 28, 2012
  3. ^ protectedplanet.net - Cehei Pond; retrieved on May 28, 2012
  4. ^ enrin.grida.no - Flora and Fauna in Romania Archived February 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved on May 28, 2012
  5. ^ (in Romanian) spontana.robustit.com - Spontaneous flora and fauna in Romania; retrieved on May 28, 2012

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