Conservation ActionsThe species has not been recorded from the lake for over 30 years. Further survey work is needed to assess whether this species still exists or has disappeared from Taal Lake.
This species is known only from its type locality in Taal Lake, Luzon, Philippines (Kottelat 2013, Herre 1927). Taal Lake has an estimated maximum depth of 180 m, an average depth of 65 m (Mutia et al. 2018), a surface area of 234 km2 (Mutia 2015, ILEC 2020), and an altitude of 2.5 m above sea level (Papa and Zafaralla 2011). If still extant, this species would have an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 298 km2 and area of occupancy (AOO) of 272 km2.