Epalzeorhynchos bicolor  (Smith, 1931)

Redtail sharkminnow
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Epalzeorhynchos: Greek, epalzes, -es, -es = curative + Greek, rhyngchos = snout.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 15.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 13371)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7020)

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Asia: Chao Phraya basin, Thailand. Reported from the Mekong basin (Ref. 37773).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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 120 cm (Ref. 51150).

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Yang, J.-X. and R. Winterbottom, 1998. Phylogeny and zoogeography of the cyprinid genus Epalzeorhynchos Bleeker (Cyprinidae: Ostariophysi). Copeia 1998(1):48-63. (Ref. 28024)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquaculture: commercial; aquarium: highly commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.34 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.