Barbodes pyrpholeos

Tan and Husana 2021







Holotype: PNM 15649 104.1 mm SL

Paratypes: PNM 15650 (2 specimens), ZRC 61230 (3 specimens) 69.6–93.1 mm SL, PNM 15651 (3 specimens), ZRC 61231 (3 specimens) 68.2–103.4 mm SL, ZRC 61232 2 specimens 59.7–76.1 mm SL


Known only from the type locality: Ugnop Cave System, Agusan drainage, Mindanao, Philippines. This cave is also the type locality of Caecogobius personatus and the two species coexist (Larson and Husana 2018, Husana 2020)


This species, and the sympatric Caecogobius personatus, share their habitat with a very troglomorphic crab Sundathelphusa prosperidad Husana 2020 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) (Husana 2020).


A member of the subfamily Smiliogastrinae.

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Haryono, E. Journal Article 2006 Studi morfometri ikan wader goa (Puntius microps Gunther, 1868) yang unik dan dilindungi undang-undang
Larson, H.K. and Husana, D.E.M. Journal Article 2018 A new species of the blind goby Caecogobius (Gobioidei, Gobiidae, Gobionellinae) from a cave system on Mindanao Island, the Philippines
Husana, D.E.M. Journal Article 2020 Sundathelphusa prosperidad, sp. n. (Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae), a new cave-obligate freshwater crab from Mindanao Island, the Philippines, with notes on the conservation status of Philippine cave species
Ng, C.K-C. and Tan, J. Journal Article 2021 Cryptic species and grey zone speciation of the Barbodes binotatus complex (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) in Sundaland
Tan, H.H. and Husana, D.E.M. Journal Article 2021 Barbodes pyrpholeos, new species, the first cave-dwelling cyprinid fish in the Philippines, with redescription of B. montanoi (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)
Moda, R.D., Ambat, E.A., Berardino, K.J.B. and Diquito, T.A. Journal Article 2023 Troglofauna species in Su’bon Cave, Matanao, Davao del Sur, Philippines: Classification and conservation status