H. M. Smith, The Smallest Known Vertebrate, Science, New Series, Vol. 15, No. 366 (Jan. 3, 1902), pp. 30-31
Mistichthys luzonensis for lunch anyone? 🐠 Photo by @eglargoza on Instagram
Dr. George A. Zeller, acting assistant surgeon U. S. A., writing from the military hospital at Buhi, says: “I enclose herewith samples of a strange article of diet greatly relished by the Bicols, among whom I have been stationed for the past eighteen months.
Rice and fish are the staple articles of diet for most Filipinos and in the provinces of the Camarines there is little variation from these two. Fishes of every size and many varieties are prepared in every conceivable form, but the samples enclosed are unique in that they are found here and no-where else.
Sinarapan (BOLfb Note)
The sinarapan (Mistichthys luzonensis) is the world’s smallest commercially-harvested fish located only in the Philippines. They are endemic to the Bicol Region, specifically in Lake Buhi, Lake Bato, Bicol River and other bodies of water in Camarines Sur province, east side of the Philippines.
NAGA CITY-The preservation and conservation of the exotic fish “sinarapan,” said to be the world’s smallest commercial fish, will be advanced by a Senate bill that seeks to establish “sinarapan sanctuaries” in Camarines Sur and Albay provinces. With Senators Francis Escudero, Pia Cayetano and Franklin Drilon as authors, Senate Bill No.
Sinarapan fish in Lake Buhi Sinarapan, scientifically known as Mistichthys luzonensis is the world’s smallest commercially harvested fish and is found in Lakes Bato and Buhi in Camarines Sur in the Bicol Region. Another goby, Pandaka pygmaea, also found only in the Philippines, is the smallest known vertebrate and may be endangered.
The sinarapan ( Mistichthys luzonensis) was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest commercially-harvested fish. It is only found in the Philippines, endemic to Lake Buhi in Bicol River. A type of goby, the sinarapan is characterized by a transparent body which measures 12.5 millimeters.
LEGAZPI CITY (03-Sept-2012/PNA) – After years of impasse, the plan to save the gradually dwindling population of the world’s smallest commercial fish, Pandaka Pygmaea, known locally as “sinarapan,” has been finally crafted. Gilbert Gonzales, Bicol Regional Executive Director (RED) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said the fish will be re-populated in at least three lakelets.
Sinarapan — The World’s Smallest Commercial Fish Sinarapan which is scientifically known asMistichthys luzonensis is the world’s smallest commercially harvested fish and is found in Lakes Bato and Buhi in Camarines Sur, part of the Philippines’ Bicol Region. Contrary to common belief, sinarapan is not the smallest fish known.
The sinarapan (Mistichthys luzonensis ) is a species of fish in the goby family, Gobiidae, and the only member of the monotypic genus Mistichthys . It is endemic to the Philippines, where it occurs along the Bicol River and in Lakes Buhi, Bato, Katugday, and Manapao in Camarines Sur.
Ang sinarapan ( Mistichthys luzonensis) ay pinakamaliit na isdang pangkalakalan (commercial) na inaani na matatagpuan lamang sa Pilipinas. Endemiko ito sa Rehiyon ng Bikol, partikular sa Lawa ng Buhi, Lawa ng Bato, Ilog ng Bikol at ibang bahagi ng tubig sa lalawigan ng Camarines Sur.
Bicol’s other natural wonder, but one appreciated by taste buds and not by eyesight, is becoming endangered and needs government help to be preserved. AGRI Partylist Rep. Delphine Gan Lee said “sinarapan” or “tabios,” a “freshwater wealth and wonder ” of the Bicol region, is in danger of extinction from lakes in Camarines Sur unless the local government intervenes to carry out measures to protect this rare fish species.
This blog aims not just to feature the smallest commercial fish in the world, Sinarapan ( Mistichthys luzonensis Smith) 1 but also to determine the factors that may have contributed to the decline of its population as well as to clear out the confusion between the said fish and Pandaka pygmaea.
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The sinarapan (Mistichthys luzonensis) is the world’s smallest commercially-harvested fish located only in the Philippines. They are endemic to the Bicol Region, specifically in Lake Buhi, Lake Bato, Bicol River and other bodies of water in Camarines Sur province. Sinarapan are a type of goby and they are transparent, except for the black eyes.
DA, Camarines Sur to Conserve ‘Sinarapan’ or ‘Tabios,’ the world’s smallest commercially harvested fish
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