White-eye bream

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White-eye bream
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Ballerus
Species: B. sapa
Binomial name
Ballerus sapa
Pallas, 1814
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The range of the species
  • Cyprinus sapa Pallas, 1814
  • Abramis sapa (Pallas, 1814)
  • Cyprinus kleweza Güldenstädt, 1791
  • Cyprinus cleveza Pallas, 1814
  • Abramis balleropsis Agassiz, 1835
  • Abramis schreibersii Heckel, 1837

White-eye bream (Ballerus sapa) is a fish species of the family Cyprinidae. It is widespread in many large rivers in Europe and Asia in drainages of the Black Sea, Caspian Sea, and Aral Sea. It was introduced to several rivers in northern Russia, in Rhine (in 1995) and invasive in Vistula drainage, coming from the Black Sea basin through the Dnieper–Bug Canal. Freshwater fish are up to 35 cm long.


  1. ^ Freyhof, J.; Kottelat, M. (2008). "Ballerus sapa". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T135639A4168069. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135639A4168069.en. 
  2. ^ "Synonyms of Ballerus sapa (Pallas, 1814)". Fishbase. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 

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