Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Barbodes tumba
Species Authority: Herre, 1924
Puntius tumba (Herre, 1924)
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: Vulnerable A2cde ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Rare (R)
1990 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in Lake Lanao, Philippines. Herre described the species collected from lakes Uyaan (176 specimens); Nunungan (47 specimens); Dapao (from an outlet of the lake, 34 specimens); Butig (abundant) and Lanao; Siwagat River, a stream in the mountains east of Lake Lanao (39 specimens). (E. Capuli pers comm 1996)
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: In July 1994 the species was reported to still exist in the lake (Bleher 1994), but no information was given on its abundance or on how many were caught down the river near Ditsaan-Ramain.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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 Traditional  fishing methods have been superseded by the use of poison (tigaw, labo, towa) and dynamite, which kill almost everything (including the fry).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 tumba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T18902A8677864. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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