Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Epalzeorhynchos > Epalzeorhynchos bicolor

Epalzeorhynchos bicolor (Red-tailed labeo; Redtailed black shark; Redtail sharkminnow; Redtail sharkminnor; Redtail shark; Red tailed shark)

Synonyms: Epalzeorhynchus bicolor; Labeo bicolor
Language: Czech; Danish; Finnish; German; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Swedish; Thai

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-tailed black shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor; syn. Labeo bicolor), also known as the redtail shark and redtail sharkminnow, is a species of freshwater fish in the carp family, Cyprinidae. It is endemic to Thailand and currently critically endangered, but common in aquaria, where it is prized for its deep black body and vivid red or orange tail. The red-tailed black sharks seen in the aquarium trade today are all captive bred. It is not closely related to sharks.
View Wikipedia Record: Epalzeorhynchos bicolor

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Epalzeorhynchos bicolor

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Dierenpark Emmen
Florida Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Kyiv Zoological Park
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Ouwehand Zoo
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum


Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Chao Phraya basin, Thailand. Reported from the Mekong basin (Ref. 37773).; Chao Phraya River; Mekong; Oriental; Thailand;



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