Two new localities for Lobocheilos falcifer (Valenciennes, 1842) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a rare and vulnerable freshwater fish species of Java, Indonesia

Veryl Hasan, Lucas de Oliveria Vieira, Felipe Polivanov Ottoni, Endang Dewi Masithah


Lobocheilos falcifer is a rare and vulnerable freshwater fish species from Java, Indonesia and currently listed as Vulnerable (VU) within the IUCN Red List. In 2019, three specimens of L. falcifer were collected and photographed on Rawa Pening Lake, Semarang Regency, Central Java Province and Solo River, Karanganyar Regency, Central Java Province as two new localities for this species, extending its distribution in about 80 km to southeast. We also provided the morphological data of this species as well.


Ahan, Endangered species, Labeoninae, Native species.

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