Barbodes pachycheilus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Barbodes pachycheilus
Species Authority: (Herre, 1924)
Cephalakompsus pachycheilus 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) list this species as possibly extinct. The matter has been referred to the relevant Specialist Group for a decision.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is recorded from only one specimen (the type specimen), collected at Dansalan, Lake Lanao in 1921 (E. Capuli pers. comm. 1996).
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Population [top]

Population: The species hasn't been recorded since the type specimen was collected on 5th May, 1921.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

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 Traditional  fishing methods have been superseded by the use of poison (tigaw, labo, towa) and dynamite, which kill almost everything (including the fry).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 pachycheilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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