Common bream (Abramis brama)

Common bream (Abramis brama)

Common bream (Abramis brama) is widely found in ponds, lakes and slow flowing river of Central and Eastern Europe (is ansent in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Norway) The common bream lives in schools near the bottom.At night common bream can feed close to the shore and in clear waters with sandy bottoms feeding pits can be seen during daytime. The fish’s protractile mouth helps it dig forchiromid larvae, Tubifex worms,bivalves and gastropods.The bream eats water plants and plankton as well. Normal size for mature bream is 25-30 cm, however registered catches inlude individuals up to 75 cm. Bream spawns from May to July, in large schools.