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Balantiocheilos melanopterus
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Balantiocheilos melanopterus

(Bleeker 1850)

Balantiocheilos melanopterus was originally described as Barbus melanopterus by Bleeker in 1850. It belongs to the family Cyprinidae and subfamily Cyprininae. It is commonly known as Tricolor sharkminnow but has many other common names such as Bala shark in USA, Bala shark in Philippines, Trey kiet srawng in Cambodia, Haibarbi in Finland, Pa pit in Lao, Pop. Dem. Rep.. more common names It is found in Fresh water.
Species   melanopterus
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1850
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cypriniformes Cypriniformes
Family   Cyprinidae
Cyprininae Cyprininae
Genus   Balantiocheilos
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cypriniformes
Family   Cyprinidae
Subfamily   Cyprininae
Genus   Balantiocheilos
Original Name   Barbus        
Taxon Name   melanopterus
Original Combination   Barbus melanopterus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Barbus melanopterus
OriginalSubGenus   Barbus
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1850
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Cyprininae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Bandjarmasin, Borneo, Indonesia.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1948:52 [ref. 19574].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ?RMNH 7030
Page   11

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Balantiocheilos melanopterus
Current Species melanopterus
Current Genus Balantiocheilos
Current AuthorWI Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI Bleeker
Current Year 1850
Current Family Cyprinidae
Current Subfamily
Cyprininae Cyprininae

Habitat Freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Valid as Balantiocheilos melanopterus  (Bleeker 1850). Cyprinidae: Cyprininae.
Name History   •Valid as Balantiocheilos melanopterus (Bleeker 1850) -- (Roberts 1989:29 [ref. 6439], Kottelat et al. 1993:32 [ref. 23448], Rainboth 1996:86 [ref. 22772], Doi 1997:3 [ref. 22832], Kottelat 2001:38 [ref. 25780], Kottelat & Widjanarti 2005:148 [ref. 28284], Ng & Kottelat 2007:13 [ref. 29118], Kottelat 2013:74 [ref. 32989], Ng et al. 2019:521 [ref. 36606]).

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ambusticauda Balantiocheilos ambusticauda Ng [H. H.] & Kottelat [M.] 2007Valid
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