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
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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.)


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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