Conservation Actions

This species was assessed as CR A1ce in 1996, with the justification that 'Harrison and Stiassny (1999) consider this species to be possibly extinct. The matter has been referred to the relevant Specialist Group for a decision' (IUCN 2006).

In November 2006 the “Covenant to Conserve and Protect Lake Lanao, the second largest freshwater lake in the Philippines and one of the 5 oldest in the world” was signed at a conference which aimed to bring together stakeholders and raise awareness on the need to conserve the lake.

Location Information

Barbodes herrei is endemic to Lake Lanao, Lanao Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines.

Geographic Range



Population Information

The population is thought to be decreasing at a rate of more than 30% over the previous ten years, although detailed numbers are not known.


Lake Lanao has experience large scale environmental degradation as a result of the combined effect of agricultural pollutants, human and industrial waste, hydroelectric power plants, dams, introduction of predatory species, and high levels of deforestation in the area surrounding the lake.

Froese and Pauly (2006) reported B. herrei specimens available in a market near Lake Lanao in 1908, therefore this species was definitely consumed in the past.

IUCN Red List Account Link

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