Black sharkminnow

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Black sharkminnow
Labeo chrysophekadion Bleeker.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Labeo
Species: L. chrysophekadion
Binomial name
Labeo chrysophekadion
(Bleeker, 1850)
  • Chrysophekadion polyporos (Bleeker, 1853)
  • Morulius chrysophekadion (Bleeker, 1850)
  • Morulius pectoralis (Sauvage, 1878)
  • Rohita chrysophekadion Bleeker, 1850
  • Rohita cyanomelas Bleeker, 1852
  • Rohita koilogeneion Bleeker, 1857
  • Rohita pectoralis Sauvage, 1878
  • Rohita polyporos Bleeker, 1853
  • Rohita sima Sauvage, 1878

The black sharkminnow (Labeo chrysophekadion), also known as the black shark or black labeo, is a species of freshwater fish in the carp family. It is found in the Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Borneo.[1] It can reach a length of 90 cm (3 ft) and a weight of 7 kg (15 lb).[1] It is sometimes seen in the aquarium trade, but is generally unsuitable for home aquaria due to its large adult size and territorial, aggressive behavior.[2]

Range in Thailand[edit]

Chao Phraya River, Mekong River, Mae Klong River, Salween River, Thai Peninsular and the south east.


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Labeo chrysophekadion" in FishBase. April 2014 version.
  2. ^ TropicalFishKeeping: Black Shark. Retrieved 20 July 2014.