All FishesCyprinidaeEpalzeorhynchos

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Scientific NameEpalzeorhynchos bicolor  (Smith, 1931)
Common NamesRedtailed Black Shark
Eldstjärt (Sweden), Feuerschwanz-Fransenlipper (Germany), Red Tailed Shark, Red-tailed Labeo, Redtail Shark, Redtail Sharkminnow
Type LocalitySmall tributary of Menam Chao Phya River, near Paknampo [Nakorn-Sawan], central Thailand.
EtymologyEpalzeorhynchos: Greek, epalzes, -es, -es = curative + Greek, rhyngchos = snout. 
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Size 120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAsia: Chao Phraya basin, Thailand. Reported from the Mekong basin.
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusCritically Endangered
pH6.5 - 7.5
Temperature22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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CompatibilityMembers in this genus can be fairly territorial, especially towards bottom dwellers that look similar.
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ReferencesProceedings of the United States National Museum v. 79 (no. 2873), pp 9, Fig. 4.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Jan 20 13:28 (species record created: 2012 May 09 03:28)