Barbodes pachycheilus Herre, 1924




Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cephalakompsus pachycheilus Herre, 1924; Puntius pachycheilus Herre, 1924


Conservation Status


Last record: 1964

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


"According to Kornfield and Carpenter (1984) the decline of the Lake Lanao cyprinids could primarily be due to introduction of the goby Glossogobius giuris around 1963 and the eleotrid Hypseleotris agilis (around 1975–1980), but might also be the consequence of habitat alteration and overfishing. Therefore, P(local) can be set relatively high. A single collection of Barbodes pachycheilus has been made from Lake Lanao, in 1921 (Herre, 1924). Thus, the full distribution of the species, and the impacts of the threats across this range, are less well known. P(spatial) is given a mid-range value."

(Keith et al., 2017:324)



Lake Lanao, 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. Philipp. J. Sci. 24(3): 249-307.

Other references:

Keith, D. A., Butchart, S. H. M., Regan, H. M., Harrison, I., Ackakaya, H. R., Solow, A. R. and Burgman, M. A. (2017). Inferring extinctions I: a structured method using information on threats. Biological Conservation 214: 320-327.

Kornfield, I. and Carpenter, K. E. (1984). Cyprinids of Lake Lanao, Philippines: taxonomic validity, evolutionary rates and speciation scenarios, pp. 69-84. In: Echelle, A. A. and Kornfiled, I. (eds.). Evolution of Species Flocks. University of Maine, Orono Press.

Torres, A.G., Guerrero, R.D. III, Nacua, S.S., Gimena, R.V., Eza, N.D., Kesner-Reyes, K., Villanueva, T.R., Alcantara, A.J. & Rebancos, C.M. 2020. Barbodes pachycheilus (errata version published in 2021). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T4135A192624182. Downloaded on 31 May 2021.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Cephalakompsus pachycheilus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 09 July 2011.


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