Silver bream

(Abramis bjoerkna)

Silver bream and zope look very much like a small bream. However, silver bream and zope have much bigger eyes in proportion compared with bream. Silver bream and zope can be distinguished from each other by the tail fin; silver bream has a shorter fin which is concave in form. Zope has a long, relatively straight tail fin, like a bird’s feather. Silver bream reaches a length of twenty to twenty-five centimetres maximum. Silver bream feeds on diversified food; plants, insect larvae, bivalves, crustacean and water fleas. Silver bream is found in the inner waterways in Southern and Central Finland and on costal areas all the way up to Kvarken.

Tämän kalan levinneisyys Suomessa.