Common Bream

Name: Common Bream

Scientific name: Abramis brama

Category: Fish

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A medium sized fish, about 30-40cm long. A member of the Carp family, with the typical carp shape. A bottom-feeding fish that feeds on worms, snails and pea mussels. Lives in large ponds, lakes and slow-moving rivers, where it lives in quite large groups.

How to identify: A deep-bodied fish, silvery with dark brown fins and a deeply forked tail

Where: Found throughout the lowlands, widespread in England but rarer in Wales and Scotland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 50
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 50

Fantastic fact: Bream frequently hybridizes with its close relative, the Roach

Photograph credit: Michel Roggo/naturepl

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