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Abramis brama (Bream; Common bream; Freshwater bream; Eastern bream; Danube bream; Carp bream; Bronze bream; Bowfin; Aral bream; Abramide)

Synonyms: Abramis argyreus; Abramis brama danubii; Abramis brama orientalis; Abramis brama sinegorensis; Abramis gehini; Abramis microlepidotus; Abramis vetula; Abramis vulgaris; Cyprinus brama
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Wikipedia Abstract

The common bream, freshwater bream, bream, bronze bream or carp bream, Abramis brama, is a European species of freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae. The common bream lives in ponds, lakes and canals, and in slow-flowing rivers. It is now considered to be the only species in its genus.
View Wikipedia Record: Abramis brama


Adult Weight [1]  7.29 lbs (3.31 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  5 years 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  5 years
Brood Dispersal [2]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Phyto-lithophils
Brood Guarder [2]  No
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years
Migration [2]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alam-Pedja 85235 Estonia  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
Ouse Washes 769 England, United Kingdom
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Portholme 227 England, United Kingdom  
Rheinsberger Rhin und Hellberge 2123 Germany  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  


Chlidonias hybrida (Whiskered Tern)[3]
Larus cachinnans (Yellow-legged Gull)[4]
Platalea leucorodia (Eurasian Spoonbill)[5]


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus anguillae[6]
Acanthocephalus clavula[6]
Acanthocephalus lucii[6]
Allocreadium isoporum <Unverified Name>[6]
Anguillicola crassus <Unverified Name>[6]
Apharyngostrigea cornu <Unverified Name>[6]
Apophallus donicus[6]
Apophallus muehlingi[6]
Archigetes brachyurus <Unverified Name>[6]
Archigetes sieboldi <Unverified Name>[6]
Ascocotyle coleostoma[6]
Aspidogaster donica <Unverified Name>[6]
Aspidogaster limacoides[6]
Asymphylodora demeli[6]
Asymphylodora imitans <Unverified Name>[6]
Asymphylodora kubanicum <Unverified Name>[6]
Asymphylodora markewitschi <Unverified Name>[6]
Asymphylodora tincae[6]
Biacetabulum appendiculatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Bothriocephalus acheilognathi[6]
Bothriocephalus gowkongensis[6]
Bothriocephalus opsariichthydis <Unverified Name>[6]
Bucephalus polymorphus[6]
Camallanus lacustris[6]
Camallanus truncatus[6]
Capillaria brevispicula <Unverified Name>[6]
Capillaria tomentosa <Unverified Name>[6]
Caryophyllaeides fennica <Unverified Name>[6]
Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps <Unverified Name>[6]
Caryophyllaeus laticeps <Unverified Name>[6]
Caryophyllaeus mutabilis <Unverified Name>[6]
Caryophyllaeus skrjabini <Unverified Name>[6]
Clinostomum complanatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Contracaecum microcephalum <Unverified Name>[6]
Contracaecum spiculigerum[6]
Contracaecum squalii <Unverified Name>[6]
Corynosoma strumosum[6]
Cotylurus pileatus[6]
Cotylurus platycephalus <Unverified Name>[6]
Crowcrocaecum skrjabini[6]
Cucullanus dogieli <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus anchoratus[6]
Dactylogyrus auriculatus[6]
Dactylogyrus chranilowi <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus cordus <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus cornoides <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus cornu <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus crucifer[6]
Dactylogyrus distinguendus <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus falcatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus fallax[6]
Dactylogyrus minutus <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus nanus <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus propinquus <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus similis[6]
Dactylogyrus simplicimalleata <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus sphyrna[6]
Dactylogyrus suecicus <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus wunderi[6]
Dactylogyrus yinwenyingae <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus zandti <Unverified Name>[6]
Desmidocercella numidica <Unverified Name>[6]
Digramma interrupta <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomulum clavatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum chromatophorum[6]
Diplostomum clavatum[6]
Diplostomum confusus <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum erythrophthalmi <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum gobiorum[6]
Diplostomum helveticum[6]
Diplostomum mergi <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum paracaudum <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum paraspathaceum[6]
Diplostomum pseudobaeri <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum pseudospathaceum[6]
Diplostomum rutili[6]
Diplostomum spathaceum[6]
Diplostomum volvens[6]
Diplozoon paradoxum[6]
Echinorhynchus linstowii <Unverified Name>[6]
Echinorhynchus truttae[6]
Eubothrium crassum[6]
Goezia ascaroides[6]
Gryporhynchus cheilancristrotus[6]
Gyrodactylus cyprini <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus elegans[6]
Gyrodactylus gracilihamatus[6]
Gyrodactylus gracilis <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus laevis <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus medius[6]
Gyrodactylus parvicopula <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus prostae <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus sommervillae <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus sprostonae <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus vimbi <Unverified Name>[6]
Hysteromorpha triloba[6]
Ichthyocotylurus metacercaria <Unverified Name>[6]
Ichthyocotylurus pileatus[6]
Ichthyocotylurus platycephalus[6]
Ichthyocotylurus variegatus[6]
Ligula intestinalis[6]
Ligula monogramma <Unverified Name>[6]
Mesostephanus appendiculatoides[6]
Metagonimus yokogawai[6]
Molnaria intestinalis <Unverified Name>[6]
Monobothrium auriculatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Neascus brevicaudatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[6]
Nicolla skrjabini <Unverified Name>[6]
Opisthorchis felineus <Unverified Name>[6]
Palaeorchis incognitus <Unverified Name>[6]
Palaeorchis unicus <Unverified Name>[6]
Paracaryophyllaeus dubininae <Unverified Name>[6]
Paracoenogonimus ovatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Paradilepis scolecina[6]
Paradiplozoon bliccae[6]
Paradiplozoon homoion[6]
Paradiplozoon pavlovskii <Unverified Name>[6]
Pellucidhaptor pricei <Unverified Name>[6]
Philometra abdominalis <Unverified Name>[6]
Philometra intestinalis <Unverified Name>[6]
Philometra ovata <Unverified Name>[6]
Philometra rischta <Unverified Name>[6]
Philometra sanguinea <Unverified Name>[6]
Phyllodistomum dogieli <Unverified Name>[6]
Phyllodistomum elongatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Phyllodistomum folium[6]
Phyllodistomum macrocotyle <Unverified Name>[6]
Phyllodistomum pseudofolium <Unverified Name>[6]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[6]
Posthodiplostomum brevicaudatum[6]
Posthodiplostomum cuticola[6]
Proteocephalus torulosus[6]
Pseudacolpenteron pavlovskii <Unverified Name>[6]
Pseudamphistomum truncatum[6]
Pseudocapillaria tomentosa <Unverified Name>[6]
Pseudoechinorhynchus borealis <Unverified Name>[6]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[6]
Rhabdochona denudata[6]
Sanguinicola volgensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Schistotaenia macrorhyncha <Unverified Name>[6]
Schulmanella petruschewskii <Unverified Name>[6]
Sphaerostomum bramae <Unverified Name>[6]
Sphaerostomum globiporum <Unverified Name>[6]
Sphaerostomum maius <Unverified Name>[6]
Tetracotyle percae-fluviatilis <Unverified Name>[6]
Tetracotyle variegatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Thominx petruschewskii <Unverified Name>[6]
Triaenophorus nodulosus[6]
Tylodelphys clavata[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
London Aquarium
Museum de Besancon
Ouwehand Zoo
Universeum Science Center
Zoo Zürich
Zoological Society of London


Afghanistan; Amudar'ya; Aral Sea; Armenia; Asia - Inland waters; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Austria; Azerbaijan; Baltic Sea; Belarus; Belgium; Bosten Lake; Bulgaria; Caspian Sea; China; Czech Republic; Denmark; Don; Elbe; Erqishi River; Estonia; Europe - Inland waters; Europe and Asia: most European drainages from Adour (France) to Pechora (White Sea basin); Aegean Sea basin, in Lake Volvi and Struma and Maritza drainages. Naturally absent from Iberian Peninsula, Adriatic basin, Italy, Scotland, Scandinavia north of Bergen (Norway) and 67°N (Finland). Locally introduced in Ireland, Spain and northeastern Italy. In Asia, from Marmara basin (Turkey) and eastward to Aral basin. Introduced in Lake Baikal and upper Ob and Yenisei drainages.; Europe and Asia: east from the Pyrenees and north from the Alps and Middle Asia, in the basins of the North, Baltic, Black, Caspian and Aral seas.; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Greece; Hungary; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Ireland; Issyk-Kul Lake; Italy; Kazakhstan; Kuban River; Kyrgyzstan; Lake Baikal; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova, Republic of; Netherlands; Norway; Onega River; Palearctic; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Sweden; Switzerland; Tarim; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Uzbekistan; Volga; Yili River;



Species recognized by , 2014-05-19, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4,, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012). 3Reproductive parameters in relation to food supply in the whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida), Jean-Marc Paillisson, Sébastien Reeber, Alexandre Carpentier, Loïc Marion, J Ornithol (2007) 148:69–77 4Robert Gwiazda, Dariusz Bukaciński, Grzegorz Neubauer, Marcin Faber, Jacek Betleja, Magdalena Zagalska-Neubauer, Monika Bukacińska & Przemysław Chylarecki, Diet composition of the Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) in inland Poland: effects of breeding area, breeding stage and sympatric breeding with the Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Ornis Fennica 88:80–89. 2011 5ROLE OF THE THREE-SPINED STICKLEBACK GASTEROSTEUS ACULEATUS L. IN THE FOOD ECOLOGY OF THE SPOONBILL PLATALEA LEUCORODIA, JAN H. KEMPER, Behaviour 132 (15-16) (1995), p. 1285-1299 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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