Freshwater Fish Species in Taal (Bombon) Lake [Southern Luzon, Philippines]

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Fish Species in Taal Lake

Third largest lake in the Philippines with total length of 27 km (north to south), a width of up to 20 km and roughly 120 km of coastline.The out flow o the lake is through the Pansipit River which drains into Balayan Bay to the southwest.


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=52]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Ambassis buruensis Ambassidae demersal 9 TL 3.4 native
Ambassis gymnocephalus Ambassidae demersal 16 TL 3.2 native
Ambassis miops Ambassidae demersal 11 TL 3.5 native
Ambassis urotaenia Ambassidae demersal 14 TL 3.6 native
Anguilla marmorata Anguillidae demersal 200 TL 3.3 native
Apogon hyalosoma Apogonidae demersal 17 TL 4.0 native
Apogon thermalis Apogonidae reef-associated 8 TL 3.4 native
Atherinomorus balabacensis Atherinidae pelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Atherinomorus endrachtensis Atherinidae pelagic 11 TL 3.4 native
Awaous ocellaris Gobiidae demersal 13 TL 2.8 native
Caranx ignobilis Carangidae reef-associated 170 TL 4.4 native
Caranx sexfasciatus Carangidae reef-associated 120 TL 4.5 native
Carassius auratus auratus Cyprinidae demersal 59 TL 2.0 introduced
Channa striata Channidae benthopelagic 122 TL 3.7 introduced
Chanos chanos Chanidae benthopelagic 220 TL 2.0 native
Clarias batrachus Clariidae demersal 47 TL 3.3 introduced
Gerres filamentosus Gerreidae demersal 35 TL 3.1 native
Glossogobius biocellatus Gobiidae demersal 12 TL 3.0 native
Glossogobius celebius Gobiidae demersal 18 TL 3.4 native
Glossogobius giuris Gobiidae demersal 61 TL 4.3 native
Gnatholepis volcanus Gobiidae demersal 10 TL 3.2 native
Gobiopterus stellatus Gobiidae demersal 3 TL 3.0 native
Hippichthys heptagonus Syngnathidae demersal 19 TL 3.3 native
Hyporhamphus quoyi Hemiramphidae pelagic 39 TL 3.0 native
Kuhlia marginata Kuhliidae demersal 30 TL 3.4 native
Leiopotherapon plumbeus Terapontidae demersal 16 TL 3.3 native
Liza melinoptera Mugilidae demersal 37 TL 2.3 native
Liza subviridis Mugilidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 native
Lutjanus argentimaculatus Lutjanidae reef-associated 150 TL 3.9 native
Megalops cyprinoides Megalopidae pelagic 150 TL 3.3 native
Mugilogobius piapensis Gobiidae demersal 8 TL 3.2 native
Nomorhamphus vivipara Hemiramphidae pelagic 9 TL 3.4 native
Oligolepis acutipennis Gobiidae demersal 15 TL 4.0 native
Omobranchus ferox Blenniidae demersal 8 TL 2.7 native
Ophieleotris aporos Eleotridae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Cichlidae benthopelagic 74 TL 2.0 introduced
Oxyurichthys microlepis Gobiidae demersal 14 TL 3.3 native
Pandaka pygmaea Gobiidae demersal 2 TL 3.3 native
Poecilia reticulata Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.2 native
Poecilia sphenops Poeciliidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 introduced
Pomacentrus tripunctatus Pomacentridae reef-associated 10 TL 2.0 native
Redigobius bikolanus Gobiidae demersal 5 TL 4.5 native
Redigobius roemeri Gobiidae demersal 6 TL 4.3 native
Rhinogobius flavoventris Gobiidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Sardinella tawilis Clupeidae pelagic 16 TL 3.2 endemic
Scatophagus argus Scatophagidae demersal 38 TL 2.7 native
Sillago sihama Sillaginidae demersal 37 TL 3.4 native
Terapon jarbua Terapontidae demersal 36 TL 3.4 native
Toxotes jaculatrix Toxotidae pelagic 30 TL 2.6 native
Trichogaster pectoralis Belontiidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.2 introduced
Zenarchopterus buffonis Hemiramphidae pelagic 23 TL 3.2 native
Zenarchopterus dispar Hemiramphidae pelagic 19 TL 3.1 native
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Page generated June 30, 2003 from Fishbase.org. Page created by: Jen, 15.11.01, last modified by Jen, 27.02.02.




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