Conservation ActionsThere is no information regarding conservation for this species. More research into the distribution within the lake, population and threats is recommended. Additional research into life history and ecology would be useful, given this species is known from collections that do not contain mature individuals.
Location InformationTondanichthys kottelati is endemic to Lake Tondano in North Sulawesi, Indonesia (Collette 1995, 2004). This is the largest lake in the North Sulawesi province and has an area of 4,638 ha (Sinolungan et al. 2008). The extent of occurrence of this species, based on the area of a minimum convex polygon across the lake, equates to only 50 km2. This species occurs at a single location based on the existing threats (e.g., heavy metal pollution) that are expected to impact the entirety of the lake (Sinolungan et al. 2008).