Parabramis pekinensis

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White Amur bream
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Cultrinae
Genus: Parabramis
Bleeker, 1865
Species: P. pekinensis
Binomial name
Parabramis pekinensis
(Basilewsky, 1855)

The white Amur bream (Parabramis pekinensis) is a species of cyprinid freshwater fish, of the monotypic genus Parabramis.[1] It is native to eastern Asia, where found from the Amur River basin in Russia south to Ningpo and Shanghai in China.[2] It is an important food fish,[2] and has been introduced to regions outside its native range.

The species was originally described as Abramis pekinensis. The name is derived from the Greek word para, meaning "the side of ", and the Old French word breme, a type of freshwater fish.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Parabramis in FishBase. August 2011 version.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Parabramis pekinensis" in FishBase. June 2014 version.