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Bream is a term that is used collectively for a large number of marine and freshwater fish that belong to different genera including Lepomis, Rhabdosargus, Gymnocranius, and Nemipterus. Although every fish of these genera are called bream and all of them belong to the class Actinopterygii, there is no relation between the fish species. The species cover a vast extent and they are present in various freshwater and saline habitats all over the world. The European bream species are the most commonly acknowledged species of bream. The common bream (Abramis brama) is taken to be the representative bream fish.