13446). Caught only during the colder months and apparently the rarest and most difficult to catch (Ref. 13446, 70969, 94476. 94476. 12165, 13446). These mackerel species belong to the same fish family as tunas (family Scombridae). Used for research (Ref. Langarai (Tagalog), Parangan (Hiligaynon), Langaray (Tagalog). 13448). Also Ref. 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. This species grows to a length of 6.5 centimetres (2.6 in) 16. In addition about one-third of the 915 butterflies found here are endemic to the country, and over 110 of the more than 130 species of tiger beetle are found nowhere else. 13446, 70969, 94476. The Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta) … 3881, 13446, 70969, 94476. 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). Brown M. R.., Siler D.C.. Oliveros H.C.. Esselstyn A.J..Diesmos C. A.. Hosner A. P.. Linkem W. C.. Tropical eel species like those found in the Philippines are particularly threatened and freshwater conservation and management is also limited in this region. 7223). Prov. 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. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 12758). According to the EDGE of Existence Programme of the Zoological Society of London, the Philippines has the highest bird endemism in the world. 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). Included in the. Adult, juvenile, and larvae specimens were caught by light-fishing off El Nido (Ref. ; mountains of Zambales near Iba; Laguna de Bay; Bicol River; Cabalian in Leyte; Pulangi, Mindanao; Sibuyan; Masbate; Polillo; Jolo Is. They are widely common in the Philippines and are generally found in shallow coastal waters. 280). It is endemic to Jolo Island in the Sulu Archipelago of the Philippines. Reported from Lake Taal (Ref. Also Ref. Type locality, small stream from tiny Basak Lake to the Agus River, nearest barrio, Saguiaren, Lanao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines (Ref. [5] It is believed that there are not more than 14 of the 114 total species of snakes in the country are venomous. 2929). Also recorded from Lake Mainit, Mindanao (Ref. Also 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. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. Still present in a 1982 survey (Ref. Known from Lake Buluan (Ref. 3881, 70969. The freshwater crocodile is considered the most threatened crocodile in the world and is endemic to the country. Caught with gill nets (Ref. 10885). 11230. Kandar (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Kundur (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), 9.40 cm SL male/unsexed ;11.80 cm female. ; Mindoro; Tarlac; Zamboanga; Manila (Ref. 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). May be a native fish due to museum records dating back to 1901 (USNM 00126367) (Ref. Also Ref. observation). 13446, 70969), Palawan (Ref. Zool J Linn Soc, 174: 130–168. Reported occurrence in San Miguel Bay, Philippines (Ref. Specimens, 2.5 - 10 cm, were collected in Sabaan River, near Lake Naujan, Mindoro (Ref. The Crocodile Rehabilitation, Observance and Conservation (CROC) Project of the Mabuwaya Foundation is active in carrying out such projects. Reported from Taal Lake (Ref. 13446, 94476. In 1982, wild populations were estimated to be only 500-1,000 individuals; by 1995 a mere 100 crocodiles remained living in the wild. 95183). When you want to include … [2] The Philippines also has 50–60 endemic Platymantis frog species, by far the most diverse genus of amphibians in the archipelago.[6]. 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 … Considered a tasty but bony food fish (Ref. 2847, 7050. 280, 94476. Reported from 1986 survey by Mercene (Ref. Also Ref. Described from nine ripe female specimens, 8.8 - 10.8 cm, from Lake Lanao, Mindanao. 1602, 37816. Reported from Lake Lanao 1986 survey (Ref. Barley J. Also Ref. 13446). Known only from Lake Lanao. Goldfish. Described only from the type specimen collected from Simulao River, a tributary of the Agusan River, Agusan, Mindanao (1881) (Ref. 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. 12165, 13446), Lake Naujan (Ref. doi:10.1111/zoj.12232. 6376. [3], About 70 percent of the Philippines' nearly 21,000 recorded insect species are found only in the country. 2847. Reported from Balabac, Samar, Cebu, Siquijor, Mindanao, Palawan, Culion, and Samal Is. 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. 2929, 13446). No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 95183). Other unique and threatened reptiles include Gray's monitor and the Philippine forest turtle. Now, the species is well established throughout the Philippines — in lakes, rivers and reservoirs, and fishponds. 280). Collected from Laguna de Bay in 1984 and considered an excellent food fish. Projects were being made in an effort to save the crocodiles. (Ref. It is the only member of the genus Sardinella known to exist entirely in fresh water. In Palawan, this species has been found only in the northern part of Palawan – Taytay, 7223), Negros Oriental and Luzon. 2847, 7050. 95183). Also Ref. 13446). 80824), Pasig River; Santa Cruz, Laguna; Orani, Bataan; Cavite; and Navotas, Rizal (Ref. 7050, 26129. 2929, 81520). No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. Maria River, in Laguna; Lake Buhi, Camarines Sur; Lake Naujan, Mindoro (Ref. 2855). Biang bato (Tagalog), Bukto (Ilokano), Bunog (Ilokano), Bia (Tagalog), Ipon (Tagalog), Batog (Visayan), Reported from Lake Naujan (Ref. Specimens were collected from Kiga creek and Ambacan River at Baybay, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. An example is Sardinella tawilis, a freshwater sardine found only in Taal Lake. 280). These include the rufous hornbill and the critically endangered national bird of the Philippines, the Philippine eagle. 9760); and Taal Lake (Ref. 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. 6565). The recent discovery of a population of this species in the Sierra Madre mountains of Luzon brings new hope for its conservation. This is a title only record which contains no abstract. 95183). Adult and juvenile specimens were caught by light-fishing off Calauit I. and El Nido (see author's remarks Ref. Status to be confirmed. 10558). 1602. Specimens were collected from Ambacan River at Baybay, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. 10888) and 1963-94, 1973-1977,1983-83, 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. 13446). 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. Disa (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Diza (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). Because of this, the rate of endemism for the Philippines has risen and likely will continue to rise.[3]. Dipura (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Pait (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). 12165, 13446). 2929). Described from specimens, 18.2 - 24 cm, collected from the type locality Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (1907, 1921). Unfortunately, several of these species were believed to have disappeared without ever being discovered. Also Ref. 280), and Lake Naujan (Ref. The most highly prized cyprinid, used for food by the Maranaos. 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. In the 2000 Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), 418 of the country's 52,177 species were listed as threatened. Also Ref. 5259. 2929). The longest and bulkiest carp of the lake, but not especially prized for food. Carpenter, K.E. [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. Reported occurrence in San Miguel Bay, Philippines (Ref. Identification guide to the families and species of Philippine marine fishes. It is either a valid species or a geographical race of. In Southeast Asia, the most common crocodiles are the Crocodilus porosus (also known as the saltwater crocodile) and the Crocodilus mindorensis . Specimens were collected from Calbiga-a creek and Ambacan River at Butigan, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. Referred to as. Also Ref. 10888). Sea catfish (English), Kanduli (Tagalog), Tabangongo (Tagalog), Reported from Los Baños, Laguna; San Fabian, Pangasinan; Navotas, Malabon, and Puerto Galera, Mindoro (Ref. Still present in a 1982 survey (Ref. Also Ref. Two stuffed specimens in the museum of University of Santo Tomas were collected from Cavite. 13448). 280, 81520). The Philippine freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), also called the Mindoro crocodile, is found only in the Philippines. Type specimens were collected at Lumbatan, Lake Lanao (Ref. 70969, 94476. Philippines including Luzon, Mindoro and Mindanao (Diesmos et al., 2008). One of the largest butterflies in the world and the largest in the Philippines, the Magellan birdwing can be found here. Reported from Lake Taal and Lake Naujan (Ref. Also Ref. Also Ref. Reported from Taal Lake (Ref. Introduced to Miagao, Iloilo in 1996 for mosquito control. Philippines makes its largest tortoise and freshwater turtle seizure on World Wildlife Day. Freshwater sardinella (English), Tabagak (Cebuano), Tamban (Cebuano), Tamban … We observed D. subplana in forested creeks usually at higher altitudes than the other freshwater species. 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. Usually found in the littoral areas, with heavy aquatic vegetation (Ref. ; Ilocos Sur; Bontoc, Mt. Abstract. Endemic freshwater fish species are highly threatened (de 10888). 7223). 4835, 4833, 7050, 12744, 43638. 13446); San Fernando, La Union; Rosales, La Union; Tacloban, Leyte; Lake Buluan and the rivers of Cotabato (Rio Grande and Fort Pikit) (Ref. 280, 4537, 7050, 26129. Known from Pinacañauan River, Cagayan Prov. Specimens were collected from Lagu Lagu creek, Ambacan River, and Calbiga-a creek, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. 280, 3881, 13446, 70969, 94476. 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. 7223). Type locality, small stream near Balabac, Balabac (Ref. Nguyen, T.T.T., and S. S. De Silva (2006). 13446) and the Cagayan River in Aparri (Ref. There are 332 reptile and amphibian species with 215 found only in the Philippines. In Lake Lanao, recorded in 1963-64, 1974-1977and 1982-1983; not recorded in 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. 12758). A specimen was caught in 1989 with hook and line from Lake Manguao, Palawan (Ref. 045161) is questionable as this species is known to be endemic to Australia. 13446, 95183). 94476). 13460). 4867, 13446), Lake Lanao, 1986 survey (Ref. Also Ref. 83763). 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. 10885). There are still several species that have remained undiscovered. 2929). Described from specimens collected only from the type locality, Lake Manguao, near Taytay in nothern Palawan (Ref. Siebenrockiella leytensis is a species of freshwater turtle endemic to the Philippines. Also Ref. The Philippine forest turtle is endemic to the Philippines. Also Ref. 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 (. A guide to the freshwater snails of the Philippines. Still caught in the lake in 1963-64 (Ref. 2858). 50320, 13446, 81829), reported from Kalinawan River (Ref. Also Ref. 6565). 83381). 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… 10888) and 1976, 1977, 1982-83, 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. water finfish species occur in India (191), followed by China (88), Indonesia (84), and Myanmar (60). An example is Sardinella tawilis, a freshwater sardine found only in Taal Lake. [3], Crustaceans are very diverse in the archipelago. 2933). Sardinella tawilis (The freshwater sardinella, freshwater herring, or bombon sardine), is a freshwater sardine found exclusively in the Philippines. 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%). There are 67 globally threatened species. and V.G. Reported from Lake Lanao, Lake Taal, Lake Mainit, Lake Naujan (Ref. Filter by type Search Advanced search Abstract. 13446). Found in slow streams, ditches, ponds, and lakes, but not in the mountains (Ref. 11.00 cm SL male/unsexed ;9.50 cm female. Described from eight female specimens, 7.8 - 11.8, collected at the type locality, Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (1921, 1922) (Ref. 12748). 4867, 50320). 12165, 13446). 280, 3881, 70969, 94476. 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). 280, 70969, 94476. In range Ref. Commercially cultured in freshwater ponds in Montalban and Novaliches, Rizal (Ref. 13446), Mindanao (1921). 12748). Nile tilapia is cultured in about 14,531 hectares of ponds and over 5,000 hectares of cages. One of the largest of the Lanao carps. ... A guide to the freshwater snails of the Philippines. 280). 10888) and 1975-76, 1982-83, 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. The country's surrounding waters reportedly[1] have the highest level of marine biodiversity in the world. 13446). Still caught in the lake from 1963 to1964 (Ref. The alumahan fish is available in public markets usually priced at Php 280 per kilo. Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide. 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. Common Species 1. 81494, 13446). Freshwater wetlands are the most degraded ecosystems of the Philippines (DENR and UNEP, 1997). Also Ref. The largest moth, the Atlas moth, can be found in the Philippines. Specimens were collected from Ambacan River at Baybay, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. 7223). Also Refs. 12165, 13446). The Philippines also has 50–60 endemic Pl… Specimens collected by J. Clemens in 1907 were also examined (Ref. 2929). Considered as the most important fish of Lake Lanao and next to. 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. A commercial fish with a recorded catch of 745 MT in 1983 from Laguna de Bay alone. 280). 280) and known to occur in isolated lakes as Nunuñgan, which is entirely surrounded by mountains, but has a subterranean outlet (Ref. 10888) and 2008 survey (Ref. 12157). 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. Endemic status computed from FishBase data (country records, occurrences records in literature and in point data) on 16/07/08. 4180. Identifying fish to family level is made easy using observable external features such as body shape, size, and positions of fins. Tumba (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Katapa-tapa (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). 38732). 13446). Description based on a single specimen, 13.4 TL, caught by Herre at the type locality, Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao in 1921 (Ref. 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. Synonyms. Described from the type specimens, 9.4 and 14 cm, collected from Lake Manguao, near Taytay in northern Palawan (1913). Also Ref. Environmental Biology of Fishes (2005) 72: 467–480. Found by Herre to be common in Lake Lanao in 1923 (Ref. Also reported from streams flowing into Mangarin Bay, Mindoro (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. Springer. In the 1990-91 survey, only two (2) kilograms of this species was recorded; caught with gill nets along with the other species (Ref. The Philippine crocodile shares the island chain with the much more common Indo-Pacific crocodile or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). Freshwater fish culture started in the Philippines in 1972 when the Nile tilapia was introduced. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 13489). The wildlife of the Philippines includes a significant number of endemic plant and animal species. 2929). It is known as the Philippine forest turtle, the Philippine pond turtle, the Palawan turtle, or the Leyte pond turtle. Recorded from Lapad River, Laguna (pers. Japanese eel (Tagalog), Casili (Bikol), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Ubod (Hiligaynon), Igat (Tagalog), Kasili (Waray-waray). 80864); museum specimens collected in 1984 from the south bay, LRS-84128 (Ref. 13428). Still caught in the lake from 1963 to 1964 (Ref. Bagangan (Tagalog), Bagangan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manalak (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manalak (Tagalog). Locally, they are known in Filipino as tawilis. 10885). Philippine Tarsier | Endangered Animals in the Philippines. Shortfin eel (English), Igat (Tagalog), Almang (Agutaynen), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Kibo (Ibanag), Ubod-ubod (Kagayanen), Endong (Kuyunon), Kasili (Waray-waray). Museum specimens collected in 1984 from various localities, LRS-84133 (Ref. 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 13446, 80679). 10888) and 2008 survey (Ref. 12758). The endemic freshwater crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis is critically endangered and is considered the most threatened crocodilian in the world. Migrated into Lake Mainit via Tubay River, Mindanao (Ref. 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). 13446, 70969, 94476. Known from the upper reaches of the Pinacanauan River system, a tributary of the Cagayan River in northern Luzon Island (Ref. 13446); Lake Lanao (Ref. Two specimens, 51.5 and 60 cm, were collected from Lake Bato, Camarines. 50862). 81829). Six of the world's 50 most evolutionary distinct and globally endangered (EDGE) species are found in the Philippines. 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. The culture of freshwater prawn in the Philippines is intended to diversify the commodities used for freshwater aquaculture, which is currently dominated by tilapia. 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. Described from specimens collected from Cascade River, Murcielagos Bay, Misamis Occidental, Mindanao (Ref. 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 … [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. 10888). No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 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. Specimens were collected from Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (Ref. Also Ref. Known only to be abundant in 1913, biting hooks and nibbling at fingers held underwater (Ref. Described from specimens, 9.5 - 11 cm, collected from the type locality, Dansalan, Lake Lanao (1921) (Refs. Other exotic species were also introduced to the lake. It is actually ill-advised to put a goldfish in a bare fishbowl. 13446). No specimen was caught during the 1994 sampling (Ref. There are a wide variety of freshwater habitats. Three major sections make up this guide: CHAPTER 1: How to Identify Fish Describes those characteristics th… Used in the aquarium trade (Ref. 045161) is questionable as this species is known to be endemic to Australia. The animal species that live … A.. Oaks R. J.. Sanguila B. M.. Welton J. L.. Blackburn C. D.. Moyle G. R.. Peterson T. A.. Alcala C. A.. 2013. Also Ref. 81820). 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). Museum: Western Calatagan, Batangas, UPZM 5244. 13460) and Sta. 2929). It is classified as critically endangered. 2854). Reported from Taal Lake (Ref. 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). Reported from Lake Lanao, Lake Taal (Ref. Collected from CLSU fish pond, Nueva Ecija as specimen for living fish museum (Ref. Comprehensive information detailing physical appearance, habitat, ecology, and local names is provided for more than 90 fish families. 95183). Several species of reptiles and amphibians remains undiscovered. Found in Lake Mainit, Mindanao (Ref. In northern Luzon, occur in mountain streams at an altitude or more than 1,530 meters (Ref. 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. Several species of reptiles and amphibians remains undiscovered. Tamanka siitensis is a species of fish in the goby family, Gobiidae, and the only member of the monotypic genus Tamanka. Reported from Laguna de Bay (Ref. Also Ref. Unfortunately, several of these species were believed to have disappeared without ever being discovered. Recorded as introduced (Ref. 280). 108829). 4833. 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. No specimen was caught during the 2008 survey (Ref. 10558). 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]. Freshwater habitats include lakes, rivers, marshes, wetlands and swamps. Described from the type specimens collected from Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (1910, 1922). Reported from Lake Taal (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.. 7223) and reported from Taal Lake (Ref. Reported from Laguna de Bay (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. 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. In range Ref. One of the most well-known native Philippine animals is the Philippine Eagle. 13446); and Basey River, Samar (Ref. 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). 280, 33390. It is believed that there are not more than 14 of the 114 total species of snakes in the country are venomous. 13492) and Lake Lanao (Ref. 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 The Philippines is considered as one of the seventeen megadiverse countries as well as global biodiversity hotspot. 2005. The cycle of evaporation of ocean water, rain and snow provide these habitats a constant source of fresh water. 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). 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. Reported from 1986 survey by Mercene (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). It is a high value species and its culture could offer better profit. Also Ref. Also from Cagayan R. at Cagayan de Misamis; Talacogon, Agusan R.; and Malum R., Tawitawi. 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