Iconic Humpbacked Mahseer gets a scientific name

First brought to the attention of the scientific community in the year 1849, and the recreational angling (game fishing) community in 1873, it has taken 150+ years to resolve the identity and nomenclature of this giant fish of the Cauvery. With help and support from a number of individuals, institutions and funding sources, the results.. read more →

New fish species from Western Ghats

A unique syntopic species of small barb, Pethia sahit has been described by a team of ichthyologists including PhD student Unmesh Katwate and group leader Rajeev Raghavan in today’s issue of Zootaxa. read more →

Ramvilas attends the Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, Cebu, Philippines

Co-Supervised PhD student, Ramvilas Ghosh is on a two-week tour of South East Asia, attending the 4th Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium at Cebu, Philippines and visiting the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore. read more →

New fish species from the Western Ghats

A new species of badid fish, Dario urops has been described from the Western Ghats of Kerala by PhD student VK Anoop and colleagues from the Natural History Museum, London and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune. read more →

4th Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium

Ramvilas Ghosh, co-supervised PhD student, is attending the 4th Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium where he will give a talk on the issues and challenges for octocoral research in India. read more →

Anoop in Bhutan

PhD student Anoop VK was in Bhutan at the invitation of Prof. D.B Gurung at the Royal University of Bhutan’s, College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobesa for a two week period in May. Whilst he was in Bhutan, Anoop trained the members of Prof. Gurung’s laboratory in molecular taxonomy techniques and participated in field surveys. read more →

Rajeev Raghavan joins the Editorial Board of ‘Nature Scientific Reports’

Rajeev Raghavan has been appointed as a member of the Editorial Board of the open-access mega journal ‘Scientific Reports’ published by the Nature Publishing Group. read more →

Anoop studies Indian fish types the Natural History Museum, London

PhD student VK Anoop spent a month at the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH), studying what is probably the biggest collection of Indian freshwater fishes in the world, with the help of a grant from the Cambridge University, Student Conference on Conservation Science. read more →