New genus and species of freshwater fish from Western Ghats

A new genus and species of freshwater fish from the Western Ghats was described on the 30th June issue of Zootaxa. This work forms part of the PhD thesis of Unmesh Katwate. read more →

First paper linking Covid-19 to loss of freshwater biodiversity

Rajeev Raghavan co-authored a recent paper in ‘Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems’ discussing the potential role of Covid-19 and loss of freshwater biodiversity. read more →

First record of the Mayan Cichlid in South Asia

Rajeev Raghavan co-authored a paper which documented for the first time the Mayan cichlid, Mayaheros urophthalmus in natural waters of Southern Asia. The paper published in Journal of Applied Ichthyology discusses the occurrence of this species in Kerala, India and its potential impacts on native species and the ecosystem. read more →

Three new species of filament barbs

PhD student Unmesh Katwate led a paper in Vertebrate Zoology, describing three new species of filament barbs (genus Dawkinsia) from the Western Ghats of India read more →

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 →