Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Barbodes pachycheilus
Species Authority: (Herre, 1924)
Cephalakompsus pachycheilus 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: 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Vulnerable (V)
1990 Vulnerable (V)

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).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The species hasn't been recorded since the type specimen was collected on 5th May, 1921.
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 Traditional  fishing methods have been superseded by the use of poison (tigaw, labo, towa) and dynamite, which kill almost everything (including the fry).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 pachycheilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T4135A10452043. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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