Barbodes lindog Herre, 1924




Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Puntius lindog (Herre, 1924)


Invalid as Puntius lindog 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

Missing (feared extinct after being rediscovered)

Last record: 1990-1991 (Escudero, 1994)

Rediscovered in 2008 (Ismail, 2011)

Last record: 2008

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endagered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Lanao, Lanao Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Herre, A. W. C. T. (1924). Distribution of the true freshwater fishes in the Philippines. I. The Philippine Cyprinidae. Philippine Journal of Science 24: 249-307, pls. 1-2.


Other references:

Escudero, P. T. (1994). Lake Lanao Fisheries: Problems and Recommendations. The Philippine Biota 27(1): 8-18.

Ismail, Gladys B. (2011). The Status and Life History Traits of Endemic, Native and Introduced Species in Lake Lanao, Philippines. Thesis, Oregon State University. 194 pp.

Pethiyagoda, R., Meegaskumbura, M. and Maduwage, K. (2012). A synopsis of the South Asian fishes referred to Puntius (Pisces: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 23(1): 69-95.

Torres, A.G., Guerrero, R.D. III, Nacua, S.S., Gimena, R.V., Eza, N.D., Kesner-Reyes, K., David, E.B., Bactong Jr., M.A., Villanueva, T.R., Alcantara, A.J. & Rebancos, C.M. 2020. Barbodes lindog (errata version published in 2021). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T18903A192626347. Downloaded on 31 May 2021.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Puntius lindog. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 01 June 2013.


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