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Ballerus ballerus (Zope; Fliran; Blue bream)

Synonyms: Abramis ballerus; Cyprinus ballerus (homotypic); Cyprinus farenus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Ballerus ballerus, also known as the zope or the blue bream, is a fish native to Eurasia. Ballerus ballerus feeds mostly on larger zooplankton. It can reach sizes of up to about 45 cm and a weight of around 0.8 kg. In Sweden it is seen in Vänern, Hjälmaren, Mälaren and adjoining waters, plus Helgeån waterbody. The Python-based application server Zope is named after the species.
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Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Phytophils
Migration [2]  Potamodromous
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)

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1Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4,, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012).
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0