Conservation ActionsLake Manguao, the only known habitat of this species, is within the Palawan Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary and a Key Biodiversity Area (Biodiversity Management Bureau 2016). Research is needed to determine its population size and trend, life history, and ecology as well as to identify other plausible threats that may impact its population.
Location InformationThis barb species is endemic to Lake Manguao in northern Palawan, Philippines (Day 1914, Matillano 2002). Lake Manguao has a maximum depth of 14 m and an area ranging from 6.4 km2 to 8 km2 (Matillano 2002). This species has an extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) of 28 km2 with a single location.