Barbodes baoulan 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Barbodes baoulan
Species Authority: Herre, 1926
Puntius baoulan (Herre, 1926)
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 7 January 2015. Available at: (Accessed: 7 January 2015).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1ce ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Harrison and Stiassny (1999) consider this species to be possibly extinct. The matter has been referred to the relevant Specialist Group for a decision.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Vulnerable (V)
1990 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Described from nine specimens from Lake Lanao, Philippines. Considered as one of the most highly esteemed for food and apparently the rarest and most difficult to obtain (said to live at considerable depths and visit the surface rarely). Caught only during the colder months and usually not then except after a storm when the waves are still running high. Reported to be still part of fish caight in the lake in 1963-64 (E. Capuli pers comm 1996).
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is said to live at considerable depths and rarely visits the lake surface (E. Capuli pers. comm. 1996).
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Considered one of the most highly esteemed species for food and apparently also the rarest and most difficult to obtain (E. Capuli pers. comm. 1996).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species reported by Bleher (1994) include:
  • Exploitation: fish is the main diet for people in the area and the human population has increased. Traditional  fishing methods have been superseded by the use of poison (tigaw, labo, towa) and dynamite, which kill almost everything (including the fry).
  • Earthquakes: the 1955 earthquake shifted the lake to the west.
  • Introduced predatory fishes.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Barbodes baoulan. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T18884A8655468. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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