white bream

Scientific name Blicca bjoerkna
Descriptor Linné
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Cyprinidae
Genus Blicca
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Introduction

Blicca bjoerkna, commonly known as white bream, is a fresh water fish from the Eurasia.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Longevity
    8 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Longevity
    8 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid

How to recognize the white bream ?

The white bream measures around 30 cm. The females are more imposing and some specimens can reach 45 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body.

Sexual dimorphism

The female is bigger than the male.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with herbivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The white bream is a fish living in small groups naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with herbivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The white bream is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • pH (acidity)
    6.5 - 7.5
  • gh (hardness)
    5 - 25
  • Flow
    Slow and Stagnant

Biotope presentation

This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...).

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