Distribution, endemism and threat status of freshwater fishes in the Western Ghats of India
Aim To study (1) the large‐scale distribution patterns of freshwater fishes in the Western Ghats of India; (2) the endemism and uniqueness of the fishes in various zones; and (3) the threat status…
Uncovering an obscure trade: Threatened freshwater fishes and the aquarium pet markets
Barcoding snakeheads (Teleostei, Channidae) revisited: Discovering greater species diversity and resolving perpetuated taxonomic confusions
Different species delimitation approaches the authors employed (BIN, GMYC, and PTP) were congruent in suggesting a potentially much higher species diversity within snakeheads than currently recognized, mostly due to either the incorporation of undescribed, narrow range, endemics from the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot or the incorporate of several widespread species characterized by deep genetic splits between geographically well-defined lineages.
Leaping frogs (Anura: Ranixalidae) of the Western Ghats of India: An integrated taxonomic review
- N. Dahanukar, Nikhil Modak, Keerthi Krutha, P. O. Nameer, A. Padhye, S. Molur
- 15 September 2016
A revised taxonomy for the leaping frogs using an integrative approach including an analysis of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA and nuclear rhodopsin genes, as well as multivariate morphometrics suggests that the genus Indirana is paraphyletic and a distinct monophyletic group, Walkerana gen. nov is described.
Asian strain of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is widespread in the Western Ghats, India.
- S. Molur, Keerthi Krutha, M. Paingankar, N. Dahanukar
- Environmental ScienceDiseases of Aquatic Organisms
- 15 January 2015
It is suggested that chytridiomycosis is widespread among the endemic and threatened amphibians of the entire stretch of the Western Ghats, and a higher probability of infection in the central WesternGhats of Karnataka and northern Kerala states, which host a rich diversity of endemic and threats amphibians.
Unraveling a 146 Years Old Taxonomic Puzzle: Validation of Malabar Snakehead, Species-Status and Its Relevance for Channid Systematics and Evolution
The identity of the Malabar snakehead, C. diplogramma has been confirmed 146 years after its initial description and 134 years after it was synonymised, establishing it is an endemic species of peninsular India and prioritizing its conservation value.
Endemic Asian Chytrid Strain Infection in Threatened and Endemic Anurans of the Northern Western Ghats, India
- N. Dahanukar, Keerthi Krutha, M. Paingankar, A. Padhye, Nikhil Modak, S. Molur
- Environmental Science, BiologyPLoS ONE
- 11 October 2013
The occurrence of Batrachochytridium dendrobatidis (Bd), an epidermal aquatic fungal pathogen that causes chytridiomycosis in amphibians, from the Western Ghats is reported and the significance of diseases as potential threat to amphibian populations of the WesternGhats needs to be highlighted from the conservation point of view.
Mahseer (Tor spp.) fishes of the world: status, challenges and opportunities for conservation
- A. Pinder, J. Britton, R. Raghavan
- Environmental ScienceReviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
- 2 May 2019
Information on these 16 Tor fishes is synthesised for the first time, outlining the current state of knowledge for each species, including their known distributions and population status, and the outstanding gaps in knowledge are identified.
Identity of Sphaerotheca pluvialis (Jerdon, 1853) and other available names among the burrowing frogs (Anura: Dicroglossidae) of South Asia
This work describes and diagnose S. pluvialis by designating a neotype from Carnatic region of southern India, from where the original species was described, and makes S. fodiens as its objective synonym.
CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Length-weight and length-length relationship of three species of snakehead fish, Channa diplogramma, C. marulius and C. striata from the riverine reaches of Lake…
The length-weight relationship (LWR) and length-length relationships (LLR) of three snakehead fishes, Channa diplogramma, C. marulius and C. striata, exploited by small-scale fishers in the riverine…