Barbodes amarus Herre, 1924
Barbodes amarus
photo by Escudero, P.T.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  10.8 cm (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Preserved color brownish dorsally, yellowish on sides and belly, silvery luster all over; lips and snout tip edged with black; fin rays dusky; scales above lateral line outlined by a band of minute black spots. Longitudinally radiating lines on scales. 9 scales between nape and dorsal; 2-2.5 scales between ventral origin and lateral line. Snout pointed.
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (A1ce) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.03.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.01.14
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 11.02.94

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