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Set B7 - Freshwater Fish - card information

11. Silver Bream
(Blicca bjoernka)

11. Silver Bream

Silvery, with a greenish back, body deep and flat, deserving its nickname of "Tin Plate"; fins whitish tinged with pale pink. It can be distinguished from young Bronze Bream (which are silvery) by counting the rays in the long anal fin (from 19 to 24) and the scales along the lateral line (44 to 50 in the Silver, 49 to 57 in the Bronze). It has the same habits as the Common Bream, but it is not so widespread. It has no sporting or culinary merits. Record specimen angled*: 4½ lbs.
*up to 1958.