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Barbodes baoulan Herre

Baolan Barbel (Barbodes baoulan)  

The Baolan Barbel, locally known as Baolan, was endemic to Lake Lanao on the island of Mindanao, Philippines, where it was said to inhabit deeper waters.  

The species reached a length of about 11 cm.  

The fish is known from only nine specimens, despite being one of the most highly esteemed for food and apparently the rarest and most difficult to obtain. It is said to have only been caught during the colder months, and only after a storm with the waves still running high.  

The species was reportedly last caught in 1963 to 1964, it is now feared to be extinct.  


edited: 27.03.2017