New snakehead fish named after lab PI

A new species of snakehead, Channa rara was described from the northern part of the Western Ghats and named after Dr. Rajeev Raghavan for his contributions to freshwater fish taxonomy and conservation! read more →

Miniature subterranean Pangio discovered

Together with PhD student VK Anoop, Rajeev Raghavan and co authors from Natural History Museum London, Malabar Awareness and Rescue Center and IISER Pune described a unique subterranean species of eel loach from homestead wells in Calicut. read more →

Jurassic invaders!

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan co-authored a paper in Current Science on the occurrence and potential impacts of exotic mega-fish in the natural waters of Kerala read more →

The enigmatic Gollum Snakehead

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan and PhD student, VK Anoop were involved in an international project that led to the description of the gollum snakehead, Aenigmachanna gollum, a bizarre subterranean species of snakehead fish from the aquifers of Kerala. read more →

Puffer fish exploitation and potential trophic changes in the Arabian Sea

An MSc student paper on the exploitation of pufferfishes and their potential implications on trophic changes in the Arabian sea was published in the Journal of Fish Biology read more →

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 →