Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Barbodes lindog
Species Authority: Herre, 1924
Puntius lindog (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. Described from 16 specimens caught at Dansalan, May 4 1921.  (E. Capuli pers comm 1996)
Countries occurrence:
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Caught among pond weeds of shallow bays of the lake.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This is the second most important fish in the lake, caught by using fine-meshed gill nets (Herre 1924). The species is reported to still be part of the lake fisheries in 1963-64 (Escudero et al. 1980).

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 Traditional  fishing methods have been superseded by the use of poison (tigaw, labo, towa) and dynamite, which kill almost everything (including the fry).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 lindog. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T18903A8680219. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided