Barbodes herrei (Fowler, 1934)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Barbus herrei Fowler, 1934; Puntius herrei (Fowler, 1934)


Invalid as Puntius herrei because the genus is highly polyphyletic, it is not the type species of the genus, and it does not have close affinities with the type species (i.e. should be placed in a separate genus from the type species). Barbodes is available (Pethiyagoda et al. 2012:85).


Conservation Status


Last record: 1974

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Lake Lanao, Lanao Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Fowler, H. W. (1934). Descriptions of new fishes obtained 1907 to 1910, chiefly in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 85: 233-367.


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DENR. 2015. Report on the establishment of permanent vegetative cover and monitoring station. Lake Lanao Watershed Protection and Development Project (LLWPDP) Report.

Escudero, P.E.T. 1995. Lake Lanao fisheries: problems and recommendations. In: R.B. Edra, E.V. Manalili, and R.D. Guerrero III (eds), National Symposium-Workshop on Lake Fisheries Management Book Ser. No. 19/1995: 125.

Escudero, P.T. and Demoral, M.A. 1983. Preliminary studies on the biology and fishery of Hypseleotris agilis Herre. J. Fish. Aquac. 4: 3-89.

Escudero, P.T., Gripaldo, O.M. and Sahay, N.M. 1980. Biological studies of the Glossogobius giurus (Hamilton & Buchanan) and the Puntius sirang (Herre) in Lake Lanao. Journal of Fisheries Aquaculture 1(1): 154.

Fowler, H.W. 1941. The fishes of the groups Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, Isospondyli, and Ostariophysi obtained by US Bureau of Fishing Steamer ALBATROSS in 1907 to 1910, chiefly in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 100(13): 879.

Frey, D. 1969. A limnological reconnaissance of Lake Lanao. Mindanao Journal 1(1): 81-101.

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Hadji Ali, K. 2002. Status of fish resources in southwestern part of Lake Lanao based on fishermen’s catch. Graduate School, Biology Department, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics , Mindanao State University Marawi Campus.

Harrison, I.J. and Stiassny, M.L.J. 1999. Quiet Crisis. A preliminary listing of the freshwater fishes of the world that are Extinct or "Missing in Action". In: R. D. E. MacPhee (ed.), Extinctions in Near Time, pp. 271-331. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.

Herre, A.W.C.T. 1926. Two new fishes from Lake Lanao. Philipp. J. Sci. 29(4): 499-503.

Herre, A.W.C.T. 1953. Check list of Philippine fishes. Res. Rep. U.S. Fish Wild. Serv.

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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). 1994. 1994 IUCN red list of threatened animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Ismail, G.B., Sampson, D.B. and Noakes, D.L.G. 2014. The status of Lake Lanao endemic cyprinids (Puntius species) and their conservation. Environmental Biology of Fishes 97: 425-434.

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Kornfield, I. and Carpenter, K.E. 1984. Cyprinids of Lake Lanao, Philippines: taxonomy validity, evolutionary rates and speciation scenarios. In: A.A. Echelle and I. Kornfield (eds), Evolution of fish species flocks, pp. 69-84. University of Maine at Orone Press, Maine, U.S.A.

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