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Common bream

Abramis brama

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.

The common bream's home range is Europe north of the Alps and Pyrenees, as well as the Balkans. It is found as far east as the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, and the Aral Sea.

The bream is usually 30 to 55 centimeters long, though some specimens of 75 centimeters have been recorded; it usually weighs 2 to 4 kilograms.