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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.