Conservation ActionsNo information available.
Location InformationOccurs in Lake Lanao. Specimens collected from Dansalan. Reported to be still part of fish caught in the lake in 1963-64 (E. Capuli pers comm 1996).
Population InformationNo information available.
ThreatsThreats 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 Traditional fishing methods have been superseded by the use of poison (tigaw, labo, towa) and dynamite, which kill almost everything (including the fry).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.