Ecology of Abramis brama
Main Ref. Bryazgunova, M.I., 1979
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Abramis brama may be found.
Remarks Predominantly plantivorous. Small bream are generally particulate feeders whereas larger bream (>15 cm) are filter feeders. The size selection of the filter feeding bream depends primarily on the mesh size of the branchiospinal system of the fish, which increases with increasing fish size (Ref. 42777).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associations schooling;
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Bryazgunova, M.I., 1979
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Bryazgunova, M.I., 1979
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.05 0.14 2.94 0.37 Troph of adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Specziár, A., L. Tölg and P. Biró, 1997
From individual food items 3.15 0.53 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 06.07.91
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 03.19.15
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