80864); museum specimens collected in 1984 from the south bay, LRS-84128 (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). 12165, 13446). doi:10.1111/zoj.12232. Status to be confirmed. Described from specimens collected only from the type locality, Lake Manguao, near Taytay in nothern Palawan (Ref. 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. 280, 3881, 13446, 70969, 94476. We observed D. subplana in forested creeks usually at higher altitudes than the other freshwater species. 10885). This species grows to a length of 6.5 centimetres (2.6 in) 16. Also Ref. 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). Maria River, in Laguna; Lake Buhi, Camarines Sur; Lake Naujan, Mindoro (Ref. 13446). In Lake Lanao, recorded in 1963-64, 1974-1977and 1982-1983; not recorded in 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. 7223). Also Ref. Because of this, the rate of endemism for the Philippines has risen and likely will continue to rise.[3]. 13446); San Fernando, La Union; Rosales, La Union; Tacloban, Leyte; Lake Buluan and the rivers of Cotabato (Rio Grande and Fort Pikit) (Ref. Specimens were collected from Calbiga-a creek and Ambacan River at Butigan, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. 12165, 13446). Considered a tasty but bony food fish (Ref. 280). 280) and known to occur in isolated lakes as Nunuñgan, which is entirely surrounded by mountains, but has a subterranean outlet (Ref. Prov. 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). 11230. Still caught in the lake in 1963-64 (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. Now, the species is well established throughout the Philippines — in lakes, rivers and reservoirs, and fishponds. Reported from 1986 survey by Mercene (Ref. Several species of reptiles and amphibians remains undiscovered. 280). 12758). One of the largest of the Lanao carps. 83381). 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.. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 13428). 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%). ... A guide to the freshwater snails of the Philippines. 6376. 2929). Goldfish. A commercial fish with a recorded catch of 745 MT in 1983 from Laguna de Bay alone. 4833. 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… [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. ; mountains of Zambales near Iba; Laguna de Bay; Bicol River; Cabalian in Leyte; Pulangi, Mindanao; Sibuyan; Masbate; Polillo; Jolo Is. It is actually ill-advised to put a goldfish in a bare fishbowl. 10888) and 1963-94, 1973-1977,1983-83, 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. These mackerel species belong to the same fish family as tunas (family Scombridae). 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 … 12165, 13446). Reported from Lake Lanao 1986 survey (Ref. Shortfin eel (English), Igat (Tagalog), Almang (Agutaynen), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Kibo (Ibanag), Ubod-ubod (Kagayanen), Endong (Kuyunon), Kasili (Waray-waray). 11.00 cm SL male/unsexed ;9.50 cm female. Tropical eel species like those found in the Philippines are particularly threatened and freshwater conservation and management is also limited in this region. 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), Mindanao (1921). According to the EDGE of Existence Programme of the Zoological Society of London, the Philippines has the highest bird endemism in the world. [2] The Philippines also has 50–60 endemic Platymantis frog species, by far the most diverse genus of amphibians in the archipelago.[6]. 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. 13446, 94476. Known only to be abundant in 1913, biting hooks and nibbling at fingers held underwater (Ref. Reported occurrence in San Miguel Bay, Philippines (Ref. Common Species 1. 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. 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). Specimens, 2.5 - 10 cm, were collected in Sabaan River, near Lake Naujan, Mindoro (Ref. Kandar (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Kundur (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), 9.40 cm SL male/unsexed ;11.80 cm female. Also reported from streams flowing into Mangarin Bay, Mindoro (Ref. Reported from Lake Lanao, Lake Taal, Lake Mainit, Lake Naujan (Ref. 280). 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). Sardinella tawilis (The freshwater sardinella, freshwater herring, or bombon sardine), is a freshwater sardine found exclusively in the Philippines. Also from Cagayan R. at Cagayan de Misamis; Talacogon, Agusan R.; and Malum R., Tawitawi. Referred to as. 10558). 2929). 70969, 94476. The Philippines also has 50–60 endemic Pl… Nile tilapia is cultured in about 14,531 hectares of ponds and over 5,000 hectares of cages. 2005. 2929). The cycle of evaporation of ocean water, rain and snow provide these habitats a constant source of fresh water. 2929). 1602, 37816. The wildlife of the Philippines includes a significant number of endemic plant and animal species. 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). 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. Specimens collected by J. Clemens in 1907 were also examined (Ref. 12748). Abstract. (Ref. Usually found in the littoral areas, with heavy aquatic vegetation (Ref. Still present in a 1982 survey (Ref. May be a native fish due to museum records dating back to 1901 (USNM 00126367) (Ref. It is a high value species and its culture could offer better profit. 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). Also Ref. 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. 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. 13446). Also Ref. 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. 4180. It is endemic to Jolo Island in the Sulu Archipelago of the Philippines. Described from specimens, 18.2 - 24 cm, collected from the type locality Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (1907, 1921). 5259. Also Ref. It is either a valid species or a geographical race of. 6565). 13448). ; Mindoro; Tarlac; Zamboanga; Manila (Ref. 280, 81520). 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. Also Ref. Also Refs. 10558). 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. 280, 4537, 7050, 26129. 10888) and 1976, 1977, 1982-83, 1990-91 and 2008 surveys (Ref. Reported from Taal Lake (Ref. Also recorded from Lake Mainit, Mindanao (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. 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. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. Also Ref. 12165, 13446). 280). Also Ref. In northern Luzon, occur in mountain streams at an altitude or more than 1,530 meters (Ref. 2933). 13446). 280). 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. Synonyms. The freshwater crocodile is considered the most threatened crocodile in the world and is endemic to the country. Specimens were collected from Lagu Lagu creek, Ambacan River, and Calbiga-a creek, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. Known only from Lake Lanao. 13446, 70969, 94476. Reported from Taal Lake (Ref. and V.G. 95183). Identifying fish to family level is made easy using observable external features such as body shape, size, and positions of fins. 38732). 13446) and the Cagayan River in Aparri (Ref. 7223) and reported from Taal Lake (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. 108829). 7050, 26129. 13446); Lake Lanao (Ref. 3881, 13446, 70969, 94476. Reported from Lake Taal and Lake Naujan (Ref. 13446). No specimen was caught during the 1994 sampling (Ref. 12748). It is known as the Philippine forest turtle, the Philippine pond turtle, the Palawan turtle, or the Leyte pond turtle. Introduced to Miagao, Iloilo in 1996 for mosquito control. 10888) and 2008 survey (Ref. Considered as the most important fish of Lake Lanao and next to. The most highly prized cyprinid, used for food by the Maranaos. 12758). Used in the aquarium trade (Ref. The animal species that live … 13489). 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. In 1982, wild populations were estimated to be only 500-1,000 individuals; by 1995 a mere 100 crocodiles remained living in the wild. 2855). Endemic freshwater fish species are highly threatened (de The Crocodile Rehabilitation, Observance and Conservation (CROC) Project of the Mabuwaya Foundation is active in carrying out such projects. Also Ref. The longest and bulkiest carp of the lake, but not especially prized for food. 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 (. Also Ref. 13492) and Lake Lanao (Ref. Collected from CLSU fish pond, Nueva Ecija as specimen for living fish museum (Ref. The Philippine freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), also called the Mindoro crocodile, is found only in the Philippines. 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. They are widely common in the Philippines and are generally found in shallow coastal waters. The Philippines is considered as one of the seventeen megadiverse countries as well as global biodiversity hotspot. The largest moth, the Atlas moth, can be found in the Philippines. 6565). Identification guide to the families and species of Philippine marine fishes. 10888). Environmental Biology of Fishes (2005) 72: 467–480. Type locality, small stream near Balabac, Balabac (Ref. Used for research (Ref. The Philippine forest turtle is endemic to the Philippines. Also Ref. Celebes longfin eel (English), Igat (Tagalog), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Kasili (Visayan), Kasili (Waray-waray). 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). 2858). Also Ref. 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. It is classified as critically endangered. 280, 70969, 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. 280, 3881, 70969, 94476. 280, 70969, 94476. Still caught in the lake from 1963 to 1964 (Ref. [3], About 70 percent of the Philippines' nearly 21,000 recorded insect species are found only in the country. Two specimens, 51.5 and 60 cm, were collected from Lake Bato, Camarines. Bagangan (Tagalog), Bagangan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manalak (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manalak (Tagalog). Museum specimens collected in 1984 from various localities, LRS-84133 (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. Also Ref. Freshwater fish culture started in the Philippines in 1972 when the Nile tilapia was introduced. Specimens were collected from Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (Ref. 13460). 7223). 10888). Also Ref. Reported from Lake Taal (Ref. Also Ref. Freshwater wetlands are the most degraded ecosystems of the Philippines (DENR and UNEP, 1997). Specimens were collected from Ambacan River at Baybay, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. Also Ref. 10885). 13446, 70969, 94476. No specimen was caught during the 2008 survey (Ref. Other unique and threatened reptiles include Gray's monitor and the Philippine forest turtle. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. Reported from Lake Taal (Ref. 12165, 13446), Lake Naujan (Ref. 95183). 7223), Negros Oriental and Luzon. 13446, 80679). 80824), Pasig River; Santa Cruz, Laguna; Orani, Bataan; Cavite; and Navotas, Rizal (Ref. Described from specimens, 9.5 - 11 cm, collected from the type locality, Dansalan, Lake Lanao (1921) (Refs. 4867, 13446), Lake Lanao, 1986 survey (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. Still present in the 1982 survey (Ref. Found in Lake Mainit, Mindanao (Ref. 13446, 70969), Palawan (Ref. Biang bato (Tagalog), Bukto (Ilokano), Bunog (Ilokano), Bia (Tagalog), Ipon (Tagalog), Batog (Visayan), Reported from Lake Naujan (Ref. Also Ref. Still caught in the lake from 1963 to1964 (Ref. 13446, 95183). Brown M. R.., Siler D.C.. Oliveros H.C.. Esselstyn A.J..Diesmos C. A.. Hosner A. P.. Linkem W. C.. In Southeast Asia, the most common crocodiles are the Crocodilus porosus (also known as the saltwater crocodile) and the Crocodilus mindorensis . Reported occurrence in San Miguel Bay, Philippines (Ref. Philippines including Luzon, Mindoro and Mindanao (Diesmos et al., 2008). Described from eight female specimens, 7.8 - 11.8, collected at the type locality, Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (1921, 1922) (Ref. Siebenrockiella leytensis is a species of freshwater turtle endemic to the Philippines. Recorded from Lapad River, Laguna (pers. 7223). Also Ref. Tamanka siitensis is a species of fish in the goby family, Gobiidae, and the only member of the monotypic genus Tamanka. 13446). Dipura (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Pait (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). Specimens were collected from Ambacan River at Baybay, Leyte in 1993 (Ref. Also Ref. 045161) is questionable as this species is known to be endemic to Australia. Disa (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Diza (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). 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). Two stuffed specimens in the museum of University of Santo Tomas were collected from Cavite. Reported from Lake Lanao, Lake Taal (Ref. Also Ref. 045161) is questionable as this species is known to be endemic to Australia. Migrated into Lake Mainit via Tubay River, Mindanao (Ref. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 13448). Also Ref. It is the only member of the genus Sardinella known to exist entirely in fresh water. 2929). 50320, 13446, 81829), reported from Kalinawan River (Ref. Langarai (Tagalog), Parangan (Hiligaynon), Langaray (Tagalog). 81494, 13446). 95183). 94476). Described from the type specimens collected from Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao (1910, 1922). Locally, they are known in Filipino as tawilis. Japanese eel (Tagalog), Casili (Bikol), Casili (Cebuano), Kasili (Cebuano), Kasili (Davawenyo), Ubod (Hiligaynon), Igat (Tagalog), Kasili (Waray-waray). An example is Sardinella tawilis, a freshwater sardine found only in Taal Lake. Unfortunately, several of these species were believed to have disappeared without ever being discovered. 94476. Included in the. Freshwater habitats include lakes, rivers, marshes, wetlands and swamps. It is a freshwater fish that can be found in lakes near the coast. Known from Lake Buluan (Ref. A guide to the freshwater snails of the Philippines. 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. Reported from Laguna de Bay (Ref. Reported from 1986 survey by Mercene (Ref. 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. 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. 280, 33390. Barley J. 13446); and Basey River, Samar (Ref. Reported from Taal Lake (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. 12157). Philippines makes its largest tortoise and freshwater turtle seizure on World Wildlife Day. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. ; Ilocos Sur; Bontoc, Mt. 2929, 81520). 50862). The recent discovery of a population of this species in the Sierra Madre mountains of Luzon brings new hope for its conservation. Tumba (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Katapa-tapa (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug). One of the most well-known native Philippine animals is the Philippine Eagle. water finfish species occur in India (191), followed by China (88), Indonesia (84), and Myanmar (60). Carpenter, K.E. 95183). 9760); and Taal Lake (Ref. Described from specimens collected from Cascade River, Murcielagos Bay, Misamis Occidental, Mindanao (Ref. Described from nine ripe female specimens, 8.8 - 10.8 cm, from Lake Lanao, Mindanao. No specimen was caught during the 1994 expedition (Ref. 12758). Still present in a 1982 survey (Ref. [5] It is believed that there are not more than 14 of the 114 total species of snakes in the country are venomous. 2854). Six of the world's 50 most evolutionary distinct and globally endangered (EDGE) species are found in the Philippines. 1602. There are 332 reptile and amphibian species with 215 found only in the Philippines. 2847, 7050. 2929, 13446). 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