Invasive ornamental fish: a potential threat to aquatic biodiversity in peninsular India
- J. Knight
- Environmental Science
- 26 February 2010
Invasive alien species of fish that have taken advantage of the aquarium trade are emerging as the most important threats to fragile aquatic habitats.
A further note on the identity of Barbus mussullah Sykes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) .
The identity of Barbus mussullah Sykes is clarified, showing it to represent a lineage clearly distinct from Tor Gray, and synonymyzing Hypselobarbus with Tor is shown, causing confusion with regard to the identities of these groups of fishes.
Pethia aurea (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species of barb from West Bengal, India, with redescription of P. gelius and P. canius.
- J. Knight
- 12 August 2013
Fishes currently assigned to Pethia gelius Hamilton from West Bengal are shown to belong to a closely-related group of three species: P gelius, its erstwhile synonym P canius Hamilton and a new…
On the identities of Barbus mussullah Sykes and Cyprinus curmuca Hamilton with notes on the status of Gobio canarensis Jerdon (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).
Re-examination of the original descriptions and the examination of specimens from western peninsular India, it is shown that Hypselobarbus is a valid genus, of which Gonoproktopertus is a junior synonym and H. kurali is considered its synonym.
On a record of two alien fish species (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) from the natural waters of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Contrary to the propagule pressure theory both Trichopsis vittata and Macropodus opercularis are not common in the aquarium trade, raising speculations of inter-basin water transfer playing a role in introducing non-native species into an ecosystem.
Predatory journals and Indian ichthyology
Puntius rohani (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species of barb in the Puntius filamentous group from the southern Western Ghats of India
Puntius rohani, a new species of cyprinid fish, is described from the Kanyakumari District, southern India. This species can be distinguished from the other members of the Puntius filamentosus Group…
A new species of barb Puntius nigripinnis (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from southern Western Ghats, India
Puntius ticto, a widely distributed barb, was long believed to have many variants. Recent research has shown that what was earlier known as P. ticto in different regions of India comprised of many…
Barilius ardens (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species from the Western Ghats, India, with redescription of B. malabaricus and B. canarensis.
An attempt to resolve the identities of Barilius canarensis and B. malabaricus by examining fresh collections from their respective type localities yielded a new species, which is herein described as B. ardens.
A New Species of Pethia from the Western Ghats, India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)
The new species is distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: absence of barbels; stiff and serrated last unbranched dorsal-fin ray; complete lateral line with 20–21 pored scales and a relatively small humeral spot one scale below the fourth lateral-line scale.