Barbodes amarus

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Barbodes amarus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Barbodes
Species: B. amarus
Binomial name
Barbodes amarus
Herre, 1924
  • Puntius amarus (Herre, 1924)

Barbodes amarus, known as the pait locally, is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Lake Lanao in Mindanao, the Philippines. This species can reach a length of 10.8 centimetres (4.3 in).[2] It was first identified from specimens collected from Lake Lanao in 1910 and 1922, and specimens were still present as recently as a 1982 survey of the lake. More recent surveys have failed to find species, leading to fears that it may be extinct.[1]


  1. ^ a b World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Puntius amarus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 25 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Puntius amarus" in FishBase. October 2013 version.