Epalzeorhynchos bicolor (Smith, 1931)
Redtail sharkminnow
photo by Dikic, D.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 15
Distribution:  Asia: Chao Phraya basin, Thailand. Reported from the Mekong basin (Ref. 37773).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits mainstream rivers and floodplains (Ref. 58784). Omnivorous, feeding on plant matter and small benthic animal (Ref. 58784). Tens of thousands of specimens are exported annually from Thailand for the ornamental trade, all now captive bred (Ref. 12217). Aquarium keeping: solitary, adults are territorial and may 'bully' other fish; minimum aquarium size 12.0 cm (Ref. 51150).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 23 February 2011 (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.06.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.05.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.06.94

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