Conservation Actions

No information available.

Location Information

Occurs in Lake Lanao, Philippines.
Prior to Herre's collection, three specimens were obtained by Chaplain Joseph Clemens in June 1907 (bought from a market). Seven specimens collected in the rapids of Agus, just below Dansalan bridge by Herre Sept 11, 1922. (E. Capuli pers comm 1996)

Geographic Range

Extant

Philippines

Population Information

Prior to Herre's collection, three specimens were obtained by Chaplain Joseph Clemens in June 1907 (bought from a market). Seven specimens were collected in the rapids of Agus, just below Danaan bridge by Herre in 1922 (E. Capuli pers. comm. 1996).

Threats

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 Traditional  fishing methods have been superseded by the use of poison (tigaw, labo, towa) and dynamite, which kill almost everything (including the fry).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.

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