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Red-tailed black shark

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The red-tailed black shark is a freshwater fish in the carp family, Cyprinidae. Its scientific name is Epalzeorhynchos bicolor. It is not actually a shark, just so-called in its popular name.

It is endemic to Thailand. It is critically endangered.[1] It is common in aquariums, where its deep black body and vivid red or orange tail are prized. The red-tailed black sharks seen in aquariums today are all bred in captivity.[2]

It is omnivorous.[2]


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  1. Vidthayanon, C. (2013). "Epalzeorhynchos bicolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Epalzeorhynchos bicolor summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2018-12-26.