BEAUti and the BEAST :)

PhD student Arya Sidharthan participated in the Molecular Phylogenetics Workshop organized by the Center for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore from 1st to 5th August. read more →

Understanding needlefishes of the Laccadive archipelago

Rajeev Raghavan co-authored a paper in the Journal of Applied Ichthyology, on the length-weight relationship of three species of needlefishes of the family belonidae from the Laccadive archiepelago. read more →

Up to thirty undescribed loaches could be present in the northern Western Ghats

Rajeev Raghavan and Unmesh Katwate were involved in a study that indicates the high number of potentially undescribed hillstream loach species lurking in the rivers of the northern part of the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot. The results of the study published in METAGENE suggest that there could be between 23 and 31 species of loaches belonging.. read more →

Anoop wins award for the best internship report of SCCS 2018

PhD student Anoop VK was one of the three awardees of the best internship report of the Student Conference on Conservation Science 2018. He receives a complimentary subscription to ‘Oryx’ and free books from Cambridge University Press. Congratulations and Keep Rocking! read more →

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 →