MSc student paper in Journal of Fish Biology

A paper based on an MSc (Marine Biology) thesis on the demographics of a poorly known grouper species of the Arabian Sea, by Richu Avinipully was published in the Journal of Fish Biology. read more →

PhD student paper in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Preliminary results of Anoop’s PhD on the biogeography of hillstream loaches of Western Ghats has been published in the December 2018 issue of ‘Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution’ . read more →

Discovery of a gondwanan relic in peninsular India

A team of international researchers including Dr. Rajeev Raghavan, CP Arjun (NIAS, Bangalore) and Sammy De Grave (Oxford University, UK) have published an exciting new discovery of a new genus and species of shrimp of the family Euryrhynchidae from subterranean wells in Kerala. This is the first record of the family Euryrhynchidae from outside of South.. read more →

New paper in Lakes and Reservoirs: Science, Policy and Management for Sustainable Use

Results of a study led by Rajeev Raghavan on the demographics of Hypselobarbus kurali, an endemic large growing cyprinid fish of the Western Ghats was published in ‘Lakes and Reservoirs: Science, Policy and Management for Sustainable Use’ 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 →

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 →