Barbodes palata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Barbodes palata
Species Authority: Herre, 1924
Spratellicypris palata (Herre, 1924)

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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in Lake Lanao. Described from 10 specimens collected from Dansalan Sept, 1922 (E. Capuli pers comm 1996). Nine other specimens were xamined, also collected from Dansalan, Sept 18 1922
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: 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 Traditional  fishing methods have been superseded by the use of poison (tigaw, labo, towa) and dynamite, which kill almost everything (including the fry).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 palata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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