Known only to be abundant in 1913, biting hooks and nibbling at fingers held underwater (Ref. Adult, juvenile, and larvae specimens were caught by light-fishing off El Nido (Ref. 95183). 7223), Negros Oriental and Luzon. Freshwater wetlands are the most degraded ecosystems of the Philippines (DENR and UNEP, 1997). Status to be confirmed. Also Ref. Known only from Lake Lanao. Also Ref. 108829). 4835, 4833, 7050, 12744, 43638. 10888) and 1975-76, 1982-83, 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. 12758). No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 280, 3881, 70969, 94476. 12758). 280), and Lake Naujan (Ref. 10888). The alumahan fish is available in public markets usually priced at Php 280 per kilo. The freshwater crocodile is considered the most threatened crocodile in the world and is endemic to the country. It is a freshwater fish that can be found in lakes near the coast. 10558). No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. An example is Sardinella tawilis, a freshwater sardine found only in Taal Lake. May be a native fish due to museum records dating back to 1901 (USNM 00126367) (Ref. 3881, 13446, 70969, 94476. Still, the conservation group said 31 species have been declared extinct in the latest of its regular updates of the list, including three Central American frog species and 15 freshwater fish species endemic to a single lake in the Philippines. Described from the type specimen, 23.5 cm TL, and three other cotypes (11.6 - 13.7 cm) taken from Dansalan, Lake Lanao in 1921. 95183). The Philippines is considered as one of the seventeen megadiverse countries as well as global biodiversity hotspot. Referred to as. Biang bato (Tagalog), Bukto (Ilokano), Bunog (Ilokano), Bia (Tagalog), Ipon (Tagalog), Batog (Visayan), Reported from Lake Naujan (Ref. Nile tilapia is cultured in about 14,531 hectares of ponds and over 5,000 hectares of cages. It is classified as critically endangered. 70969, 94476. Known from Pinacañauan River, Cagayan Prov. 94476. Specimens were collected from Ambacan River at Baybay, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. Reported occurrence in San Miguel Bay, Philippines (Ref. These include the rufous hornbill and the critically endangered national bird of the Philippines, the Philippine eagle. Projects were being made in an effort to save the crocodiles. Identifying fish to family level is made easy using observable external features such as body shape, size, and positions of fins. doi:10.1111/zoj.12232. 2855). Overexploitation, invasive species, pollution and rapid land-use transitions have led to a severe decline in freshwater biodiversity (Kottelat and Whitten, 1996; Dudgeon et al., 2006). Found in Lake Mainit, Mindanao (Ref. Also Ref. The Philippines also has 50–60 endemic Pl… 12157). and V.G. 2929). 280). 13446) and the Cagayan River in Aparri (Ref. Considered a tasty but bony food fish (Ref. Unfortunately, several of these species were believed to have disappeared without ever being discovered. 10885). Museum: Western Calatagan, Batangas, UPZM 5244. 38732). 13446, 80679). Also Ref. Reported from Lake Taal (Ref. Common Species 1. Freshwater habitats include lakes, rivers, marshes, wetlands and swamps. Bagangan (Tagalog), Bagangan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manalak (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manalak (Tagalog). 2929). Philippine crocodiles used to be common throughout the country but because of habitat loss, killings by humans, and their entanglement in fishing nets, these freshwater crocodiles can … Sardinella tawilis (The freshwater sardinella, freshwater herring, or bombon sardine), is a freshwater sardine found exclusively in the Philippines. Fish species of Bugang is comparable to Bago River in Negros Occidental, Philippines with fifty-five (55) species (Pacalioga et al 2010), Langaran River in Misamis Oriental with twenty-six (26) species (Gomez-Roxas et al 2005) and to the major watersheds of the Makiling Forest Reserve in Laguna with sixteen (16) species (Paller et al 2011). Specimens collected in the 1989 survey from the lake (46 individuals) and from Manguao stream (3), about 2 km NW of the lake were not spearated into the two species (, Baolan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Baoulan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). Adult and juvenile specimens were caught by light-fishing off Calauit I. and El Nido (see author's remarks Ref. A specimen was caught in 1989 with hook and line from Lake Manguao, Palawan (Ref. Shortfin eel (English), Igat (Tagalog), Almang (Agutaynen), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Kibo (Ibanag), Ubod-ubod (Kagayanen), Endong (Kuyunon), Kasili (Waray-waray). The wildlife of the Philippines includes a significant number of endemic plant and animal species. Also Ref. 13446). 4867, 13446), Lake Lanao, 1986 survey (Ref. Also Ref. Giant mottled eel (English), Igat (Tagalog), Almang (Agutaynen), Casili (Borirawan) (Bikol), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Anguilla (Chavacano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Eel (English), Pangitan (Kagayanen), Talunasan (Kapampangan), Endong (Kuyunon), Indong honasan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Palos (Tagalog), Pubukangbinhi (Tagalog), Kasili (Visayan), Kasili (Waray-waray), 70.00 cm TL male/unsexed ;200 cm TL female, Found to be rare in Lake Bombon (=Taal), except maybe at great depths (Ref. One of the most well-known native Philippine animals is the Philippine Eagle. ; Mindoro; Tarlac; Zamboanga; Manila (Ref. 2847, 7050. Also Ref. Identification guide to the families and species of Philippine marine fishes. In India, the endemic species accounted for 26.4% of the native freshwater fish fauna, followed by South Korea (16.9%), the Philippines, (16.3%) and Myanmar (15.7%). Also Ref. Known from Lake Buluan (Ref. 12165, 13446). 12748). 13446). Manila, Philippines, 5th March 2019 – Heavily trafficked and a candidate for heightened protection at the upcoming World Wildlife Conference, the Indian Star Tortoise has appeared among 1,529 tortoises found in abandoned luggage in the Philippines. 81829). Barley J. Described from the type and single specimen, 12.8 cm TL, collected by Herre at Lumbatan, a town on the south shore of Lake Lanao, Mindanao (Ref. Endemic status computed from FishBase data (country records, occurrences records in literature and in point data) on 16/07/08. Also Refs. This species grows to a length of 6.5 centimetres (2.6 in) 16. 2929, 13446). There are still several species that have remained undiscovered. Specimens were collected from Lagu Lagu creek, Ambacan River, and Calbiga-a creek, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. It is either a valid species or a geographical race of. Reported from Lake Taal and Lake Naujan (Ref. The species richness of this subregion comprises 66 freshwater fish, two species of crocodiles, four species of turtles and a high variability of amphibians ranging from 20 to 35 species. 2929). Also Ref. 10558). There are 67 globally threatened species. Specimens, 2.5 - 10 cm, were collected in Sabaan River, near Lake Naujan, Mindoro (Ref. The Philippine forest turtle is endemic to the Philippines. Type locality, small stream near Balabac, Balabac (Ref. Reported from Taal Lake (Ref. [5] It is believed that there are not more than 14 of the 114 total species of snakes in the country are venomous. No specimen was caught during the 1994 sampling (Ref. 13446). When you want to include … [3], Crustaceans are very diverse in the archipelago. A.. Oaks R. J.. Sanguila B. M.. Welton J. L.. Blackburn C. D.. Moyle G. R.. Peterson T. A.. Alcala C. A.. 2013. Brown M. R.., Siler D.C.. Oliveros H.C.. Esselstyn A.J..Diesmos C. A.. Hosner A. P.. Linkem W. C.. Reported from Taal Lake (Ref. Langarai (Tagalog), Parangan (Hiligaynon), Langaray (Tagalog). (Ref. 280, 81520). There are a wide variety of freshwater habitats. 95183). Filter by type Search Advanced search Abstract. Reported from 1986 survey by Mercene (Ref. 045161) is questionable as this species is known to be endemic to Australia. Tamanka siitensis is a species of fish in the goby family, Gobiidae, and the only member of the monotypic genus Tamanka. 2854). 10888) and 1963-94, 1973-1977,1983-83, 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. 6376. Springer. [4], There are more than 111 species of amphibians and 270 species of reptiles in the Philippines, 80% of the amphibians are endemic and 70% of the reptiles of the Philippines are also endemic. 95183). Several species of reptiles and amphibians remains undiscovered. Recorded as introduced (Ref. 12165, 13446). Three major sections make up this guide: CHAPTER 1: How to Identify Fish Describes those characteristics th… Because of this, the rate of endemism for the Philippines has risen and likely will continue to rise.[3]. observation). A commercial fish with a recorded catch of 745 MT in 1983 from Laguna de Bay alone. 7223). 50320, 13446, 81829), reported from Kalinawan River (Ref. Specimens collected by J. Clemens in 1907 were also examined (Ref. 13446, 70969), Palawan (Ref. Known from the upper reaches of the Pinacanauan River system, a tributary of the Cagayan River in northern Luzon Island (Ref. 5259. Indonesian shortfin eel (English), Igat (Tagalog), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Anguilla (Chavacano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Indong (Hiligaynon), Nipa-nipa (Hiligaynon), Igat (Ilokano), Indong honasan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Palos (Tagalog), Kasili (Waray-waray). One of the largest butterflies in the world and the largest in the Philippines, the Magellan birdwing can be found here. 280). Also Ref. Also Ref. 4833. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 6565). Commercially cultured in freshwater ponds in Montalban and Novaliches, Rizal (Ref. 1602, 37816. Considered as the most important fish of Lake Lanao and next to. The longest and bulkiest carp of the lake, but not especially prized for food. 13446); San Fernando, La Union; Rosales, La Union; Tacloban, Leyte; Lake Buluan and the rivers of Cotabato (Rio Grande and Fort Pikit) (Ref. Tropical silverside (English), Gono (Tagalog), Gono (Bikol), Gono (Cebuano), Gunuh (Chavacano), Guno (Davawenyo), Dagubdub (Hiligaynon), Guno (Hiligaynon), Guno (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Guno (Waray-waray). Locally, they are known in Filipino as tawilis. 2858). 13446). 9760); and Taal Lake (Ref. Freshwater fish culture started in the Philippines in 1972 when the Nile tilapia was introduced. Reported from Lake Taal (Ref. In Palawan, this species has been found only in the northern part of Palawan – Taytay, Zool J Linn Soc, 174: 130–168. 280, 3881, 13446, 70969, 94476. Ambassidae: Ambassis nalua (Hamilton, 1822) Fr, Br native : 12.50 cm TL male/unsexed : Ambassidae: Ambassis urotaenia: Bleeker, 1852: Fr, Br, M native : 14.00 cm TL male/unsexed Philippines including Luzon, Mindoro and Mindanao (Diesmos et al., 2008). 13446, 94476. In the 1990-91 survey, only two (2) kilograms of this species was recorded; caught with gill nets along with the other species (Ref. 7223) and reported from Taal Lake (Ref. Found in slow streams, ditches, ponds, and lakes, but not in the mountains (Ref. 7223). 13489). Previously, in 2013, when the list was up to 100, the various bleeding heart dove species found only in the Philippines and the Philippine cockatoo were also in the list. 10888) and 1976, 1977, 1982-83, 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. Two stuffed specimens in the museum of University of Santo Tomas were collected from Cavite. Described from specimens collected from Cascade River, Murcielagos Bay, Misamis Occidental, Mindanao (Ref. 13446); and Basey River, Samar (Ref. 13492) and Lake Lanao (Ref. No specimen was caught during the 2008 survey (Ref. 4867, 50320). We observed D. subplana in forested creeks usually at higher altitudes than the other freshwater species. Carpenter, K.E. 10888) and 2008 survey (Ref. 2929, 81520). 280, 70969, 94476. It is the only member of the genus Sardinella known to exist entirely in fresh water. Also Ref. Also Ref. Still present in a 1982 survey (Ref. There are more than 111 species of amphibians and 270 species of reptiles in the Philippines, 80% of the amphibians are endemic and 70% of the reptiles of the Philippines are also endemic. These species are the Philippine eagle (15th place, the highest from the Philippines), spoon-billed sandpiper (#19), black-hooded coucal (#22), Sulu hornbill (#41), Cebu brown-dove (#46), rufous-headed hornbill (#50). The Philippine freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), also called the Mindoro crocodile, is found only in the Philippines. 12165, 13446). The Philippines is also home to Tawi-Tawi's blue-winged racket-tail, the most endangered parrot species in Southeast Asia, and the Calayan rail, the most endangered rail species in the world, found only on a small island in the Babuyan Group of Islands. Kandar (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Kundur (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), 9.40 cm SL male/unsexed ;11.80 cm female. There are 612 species of birds in the Philippines, of which 500 are endemic, three have been introduced by humans, and 52 are rare or accidental. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 10888) and 2008 survey (Ref. Several species of reptiles and amphibians remains undiscovered. 7050, 26129. The Philippines has about 330 freshwater fish,[7] including nine endemic genera and more than 65 endemic species, many of which are confined to single lakes. 95183). Specimens were collected from Calbiga-a creek and Ambacan River at Butigan, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. Type specimens were collected at Lumbatan, Lake Lanao (Ref. 11230. 13446). It is known as the Philippine forest turtle, the Philippine pond turtle, the Palawan turtle, or the Leyte pond turtle. They are widely common in the Philippines and are generally found in shallow coastal waters. 280). International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, List of extinct animals of the Philippines, List of threatened species of the Philippines, List of non-marine molluscs of the Philippines, "Biological diversity in the Philippines", Evolutionary Processes of Diversification in a Model Island Archipelago, Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wildlife_of_the_Philippines&oldid=993744392, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 06:52. 81820). Eels – a flagship species for freshwater conservation in the Philippines Eleni Kalogianni, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece Fish Net Greece - conserving the Corfu killifish Orieta Hulea, WWF Danube Carpathian Programme, Romania Also Ref. There are two newly discovered species of frugivorous monitor lizard, the Panay monitor lizard from the island of Panay and Northern Sierra Madre forest monitor from north east Luzon, there are only three species of monitor lizards that are specialized frugivores. Unfortunately, several of these species were believed to have disappeared without ever being discovered. 12748). Migrated into Lake Mainit via Tubay River, Mindanao (Ref. In Lake Lanao, recorded in 1963-64, 1974-1977and 1982-1983; not recorded in 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. Described from specimens, 18.2 - 24 cm, collected from the type locality Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (1907, 1921). The Philippines has more than 280 freshwater species of fish, including nine endemic genera and more than 65 endemic species, many of which are confined to single lakes. 2929). Unfortunately, Lake Lanao, in Mindanao, seems to be experiencing the country's most catastrophic extinction event, with nearly all of the lake’s endemic fish species now almost certainly extinct, primarily due to the introduction of tilapia, which is an edible fish, for the expansion of the fishing industry. Siebenrockiella leytensis is a species of freshwater turtle endemic to the Philippines. ... A guide to the freshwater snails of the Philippines. It is believed that there are not more than 14 of the 114 total species of snakes in the country are venomous. 13448). Described from eight female specimens, 7.8 - 11.8, collected at the type locality, Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (1921, 1922) (Ref. Museum specimens collected in 1984 from various localities, LRS-84133 (Ref. Tumba (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Katapa-tapa (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). 045161) is questionable as this species is known to be endemic to Australia. 68595), Bagaong River, Sablayan Bay, Mindoro; Malbato R., Port Uson, and Pagauron R., Port Caltom, Busuanga I.; Pancol and creek near Pancol, Malampaya Sound, Iwahig R., and tributaries, Malatgao and Camino rivers, near Puerto Princesa, Malinao R., Mantaquin Bay, Palawan; Zamboanga R.; Isabela R., Basilan I.; Cagayan R., Misamis Oriental, Mindanao. 13446). The Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta) … Still present in a 1982 survey (Ref. Reported from Lake Lanao, Lake Taal, Lake Mainit, Lake Naujan (Ref. 80824), Pasig River; Santa Cruz, Laguna; Orani, Bataan; Cavite; and Navotas, Rizal (Ref. Described from nine ripe female specimens, 8.8 - 10.8 cm, from Lake Lanao, Mindanao. Brown, R. M., Siler, C. D., Richards, S. J., Diesmos, A. C. and Cannatella, D. C. (2015), Multilocus phylogeny and a new classification for Southeast Asian and Melanesian forest frogs (family Ceratobatrachidae). Caught only during the colder months and apparently the rarest and most difficult to catch (Ref. Maria River, in Laguna; Lake Buhi, Camarines Sur; Lake Naujan, Mindoro (Ref. Reported from Balabac, Samar, Cebu, Siquijor, Mindanao, Palawan, Culion, and Samal Is. With laterally pointed, tube-like nostrils, this winged creature is one of the strangest-looking bats you can ever find. 13446, 95183). 280). 2929). 2929). Now, the species is well established throughout the Philippines — in lakes, rivers and reservoirs, and fishponds. 2929). In 1982, wild populations were estimated to be only 500-1,000 individuals; by 1995 a mere 100 crocodiles remained living in the wild. The largest moth, the Atlas moth, can be found in the Philippines. The endemic freshwater crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis is critically endangered and is considered the most threatened crocodilian in the world. Used in the aquarium trade (Ref. [2] The Philippines also has 50–60 endemic Platymantis frog species, by far the most diverse genus of amphibians in the archipelago.[6]. 12165, 13446), Lake Naujan (Ref. One of the largest of the Lanao carps. Also Ref. Specimens were collected from Ambacan River at Baybay, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. Hardyhead silverside (English), Gono (Tagalog), Gono (Cebuano), Gunuh (Chavacano), Guno (Davawenyo), Dagubdub (Hiligaynon), Guno (Hiligaynon), Tambarasang (Hiligaynon), Ti-i (Ilokano), Guno (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Langaray pako (Tagalog), Guno (Waray-waray). Caught with gill nets (Ref. 3881, 70969. Type locality, small stream from tiny Basak Lake to the Agus River, nearest barrio, Saguiaren, Lanao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines (Ref. 6565). Described from the type specimens, 9.4 and 14 cm, collected from Lake Manguao, near Taytay in northern Palawan (1913). Also Ref. GENEVA: A leading conservation group uniting governments and civil society says all four known freshwater dolphin species are now threatened with extinction, after newly discovered information on t… Described only from the type specimen collected from Simulao River, a tributary of the Agusan River, Agusan, Mindanao (1881) (Ref. Collected by Herre from Lake Buluan and in a creek at Kidapauan, Cotabato; Balangkott Creek, near Linabo, Malupali R. at Mailag, Tagualmay creek, Bukidnon; Titunod R. near Kolambugan, Lanao; and Busay R. and Balactasan R., Basilan (Ref. Reported from Laguna de Bay (Ref. Also Ref. Freshwater sardinella (English), Tabagak (Cebuano), Tamban (Cebuano), Tamban … 4180. 13446, 70969, 94476. Goldfish. More than 50 species of freshwater crabs (in genera Carpomon, Insulamon, Isolapotamon, Mainitia, Mindoron, Ovitamon, Parathelphusa and Sundathelphusa) are known from the Philippines and all are endemic to the country.[8]. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. Celebes longfin eel (English), Igat (Tagalog), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Kasili (Visayan), Kasili (Waray-waray). 12758). 10885). We believe that freshwater eels are under threat from pressures such as loss of habitat, fisheries, pollution and climate change, but our understanding of how these affect eels is poor. 13446, 70969, 94476. Collected from Laguna de Bay in 1984 and considered an excellent food fish. 7223). These mackerel species belong to the same fish family as tunas (family Scombridae). Reported from Lake Lanao, Lake Taal (Ref. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. Environmental Biology of Fishes (2005) 72: 467–480. Also Ref. 280, 70969, 94476. 50862). There are hundreds of native fauna species that call the Philippines rainforest home, including 185 birds, 100 mammals, 160 reptiles, 76 amphibians and over 65 freshwater fish species. 10888). 13446); Lake Lanao (Ref. This article lists the top 50 critically endangered animals in the Philippines: Philippine eagle Philippine freshwater crocodile Tamaraw Walden's hornbill Visayan warty pig Philippine cockatoo Negros bleeding-heart Philippine naked-backed fruit bat Philippine … Still caught in the lake in 1963-64 (Ref. 2933). 280, 33390. There are 332 reptile and amphibian species with 215 found only in the Philippines. Also Ref. Other unique and threatened reptiles include Gray's monitor and the Philippine forest turtle. 7223). Endemic freshwater fish species are highly threatened (de In northern Luzon, occur in mountain streams at an altitude or more than 1,530 meters (Ref. 81494, 13446). 13428). 13446); also from Mamboc River, a tributary of Lake Naujan and from its type locality, the Baco River on the north east coast of Mindoro (Ref. Introduced to Miagao, Iloilo in 1996 for mosquito control. According to the EDGE of Existence Programme of the Zoological Society of London, the Philippines has the highest bird endemism in the world. 280). Philippine Tarsier | Endangered Animals in the Philippines. Other exotic species were also introduced to the lake. Dipura (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Pait (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). In range Ref. 13446). [3], About 70 percent of the Philippines' nearly 21,000 recorded insect species are found only in the country. The culture of freshwater prawn in the Philippines is intended to diversify the commodities used for freshwater aquaculture, which is currently dominated by tilapia. In Southeast Asia, the most common crocodiles are the Crocodilus porosus (also known as the saltwater crocodile) and the Crocodilus mindorensis . Reported from Laguna de Bay (Ref. An example is Sardinella tawilis, a freshwater sardine found only in Taal Lake. It is actually ill-advised to put a goldfish in a bare fishbowl. 2847, 7050. Prov. Specimens were collected from Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (Ref. Kandar (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manobud (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Palata (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Described from ten type specimens, 9.7 - 11.2 cm, collected from Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (Ref. Disa (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Diza (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). Description based on a single specimen, 13.4 TL, caught by Herre at the type locality, Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao in 1921 (Ref. Described from specimens collected only from the type locality, Lake Manguao, near Taytay in nothern Palawan (Ref. This is a title only record which contains no abstract. 95183). 2847. Japanese eel (Tagalog), Casili (Bikol), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Ubod (Hiligaynon), Igat (Tagalog), Kasili (Waray-waray). 10888). The Crocodile Rehabilitation, Observance and Conservation (CROC) Project of the Mabuwaya Foundation is active in carrying out such projects. The recent discovery of a population of this species in the Sierra Madre mountains of Luzon brings new hope for its conservation. 1602. It is endemic to Jolo Island in the Sulu Archipelago of the Philippines. 280, 94476. Also Ref. 80864); museum specimens collected in 1984 from the south bay, LRS-84128 (Ref. Synonyms. Two specimens, 51.5 and 60 cm, were collected from Lake Bato, Camarines. Still, the conservation group said 31 species have been declared extinct in the latest of its regular updates of the list, including three Central American frog species and 15 freshwater fish species endemic to a single lake in the Philippines. Specimens were collected from Kiga creek and Ambacan River at Baybay, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. 13448). Still caught in the lake from 1963 to 1964 (Ref. [2], The Philippines has among the highest rates of discovery in the world with sixteen new species of mammals discovered in the last ten years. A guide to the freshwater snails of the Philippines. Tropical eel species like those found in the Philippines are particularly threatened and freshwater conservation and management is also limited in this region. Six of the world's 50 most evolutionary distinct and globally endangered (EDGE) species are found in the Philippines. Reported from Lake Lanao 1986 survey (Ref. Included in the. 94476). Also from Cagayan R. at Cagayan de Misamis; Talacogon, Agusan R.; and Malum R., Tawitawi. Comprehensive information detailing physical appearance, habitat, ecology, and local names is provided for more than 90 fish families. Liwalo (Tagalog), Atas (Bikol), Puyo (Bikol), Climbingperch (English), Gourami (English), Arraro (Ilokano), Liwalo (Kapampangan), Alito (Kuyunon), Piit (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Puyo (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Puyo-puyo (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Alalo (Pangasinan), Martiniko (Tagalog), Puyo (Tagalog), Tinikan (Tagalog), Gutan (Visayan), Puyo (Visayan). 13460). Used for research (Ref. Recorded from Lapad River, Laguna (pers. Still present in the 1982 survey (Ref. Reported from Manguao Lake in a 2003 study, common in the the littoral zone in vegetation, inflows and rice field ; known for its ability to walk overland to find larger water bodies (Ref. 280, 4537, 7050, 26129. Described from specimens, 9.5 - 11 cm, collected from the type locality, Dansalan, Lake Lanao (1921) (Refs. Also Ref. Also Ref. Usually found in the littoral areas, with heavy aquatic vegetation (Ref. 13460) and Sta. Also recorded from Lake Mainit, Mindanao (Ref. ; mountains of Zambales near Iba; Laguna de Bay; Bicol River; Cabalian in Leyte; Pulangi, Mindanao; Sibuyan; Masbate; Polillo; Jolo Is. 280). Also Ref. Abstract. 10885). It is frequently hauled with, Dupit (Bikol), Ito (Cebuano), Itô (Davawenyo), Sea catfish (English), Tabangongo (Kagayanen), Tabangongo (Kuyunon), Tauti (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Kanduli (Tagalog), Tabangongo (Agutaynen), Kanduli (Bikol), Tabangongo (Bikol), Kiti-kiti (Waray-waray), Tabangungo (Waray-waray). 95183). Specimens collected in the 1989 survey from the lake (46 individuals) and from Manguao stream (3), about 2 km NW of the lake were not spearated into the two species (. The most highly prized cyprinid, used for food by the Maranaos. 83763). 12165, 13446). 13446, 70969, 94476. water finfish species occur in India (191), followed by China (88), Indonesia (84), and Myanmar (60). 13446), Mindanao (1921). 280) and known to occur in isolated lakes as Nunuñgan, which is entirely surrounded by mountains, but has a subterranean outlet (Ref. Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide. Sea catfish (English), Kanduli (Tagalog), Tabangongo (Tagalog), Reported from Los Baños, Laguna; San Fabian, Pangasinan; Navotas, Malabon, and Puerto Galera, Mindoro (Ref. The country's surrounding waters reportedly[1] have the highest level of marine biodiversity in the world. The cycle of evaporation of ocean water, rain and snow provide these habitats a constant source of fresh water. 13446). It is a high value species and its culture could offer better profit. Nguyen, T.T.T., and S. S. De Silva (2006). Potamotrygon motoro Common names: Ocellated River Stingray, Spotted River Ray Motoro rays are one of the most commonly traded freshwater rays, This is because they are very hardy, easy to feed, and easy to breed—hence, they 2929). Reported from Taal Lake (Ref. Philippines makes its largest tortoise and freshwater turtle seizure on World Wildlife Day. Still caught in the lake from 1963 to1964 (Ref. 2005. The animal species that live … Collected from CLSU fish pond, Nueva Ecija as specimen for living fish museum (Ref. Gouramis, or gouramies / ɡ ʊ ˈ r ɑː m i /, are a group of freshwater anabantiform fishes that comprise the family Osphronemidae.The fish are native to Asia—from Pakistan and India to Southeast Asia and northeasterly towards Korea.The name "gourami", of Indonesian origin, is also used for fish of the families Helostomatidae and Anabantidae.. , several of these species were believed to have disappeared without ever being discovered with heavy aquatic vegetation (.. 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