Ballerus ballerus

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Abramis ballerus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Ballerus
Species: B. ballerus
Binomial name
Ballerus ballerus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Ballerus ballerus
Abramis ballerus

Ballerus ballerus also known as zope or blue bream, is a fish native to Eurasia. Cyprinus ballerus feeds mostly on larger zooplankton. In Sweden it is seen in Vänern, Hjälmaren, Mälaren and adjoining waters, plus Helgeån waterbody. It can reach sizes for up to about 45 cm, and 0.8 kg.

The Python-based application server Zope is named after the species.[citation needed]