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 →

MongaBay covers new species description

Popular environmental science website, MongaBay has covered the recent work of PhD student Anoop VK who described a new species of badid fish, Dario neela from the Western Ghats. read more →

Molecular Phylogenetics Workshop at IISc

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 →