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

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  12.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: generally distributed over the Lanao Plateau, Mindanao, Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Color in life dark greenish or olive dorsally, paler on sides, whitish below; silvery luster over all; nape with a black spot; fins more or less dusky. The species may vary in color, scale counts and proportions. Circular gelatinous lid of eye high up, with posterior margin midway between tip of snout and posterior margin of operculum. 8 scales from nape to dorsal; 2-2.5 scales between origin of ventral and lateral line. Short, round axillary ventral scale much less than eye in length. Longitudinal branching lines on scales. Snout round.
Biology:  Occurs in rivers and lakes.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (A2cde) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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