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Range DescriptionThis species is endemic to the Philippines, where it has only been recorded from Lake Buhi (19 km²), on the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon (Murphy 2007). A few additional specimens were collected in the early 1990s, but there have been no other sightings since this time (R. Brown pers. comm. 2007). A number of freshwater fish species present in Lake Buhi have also been found in two small neighbouring lakes (including the protected Lake Manapao), and it is considered possible that C. microlepis may also be present here, although this needs confirmation. Lake Buhi lies at around 200 m elevation (Karns et al. 2000).