Uncovering an obscure trade: Threatened freshwater fishes and the aquarium pet markets
When pets become pests - exotic aquarium fishes and biological invasions in Kerala, India.
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.
Exotic fish species in a global biodiversity hotspot: observations from River Chalakudy, part of Western Ghats, Kerala, India
Samples of brooders and early fry of Poecilia reticulata indicate that the fish has already established a breeding population in the river, and possible threats to the indigenous fish fauna of the Chalakudy River as a result of the invasion and proliferation of these exotics is discussed.
Population dynamics of an endemic and threatened Yellow Catfish Horabagrus brachysoma (GÃ¼nther) from Periyar River, southern Western Ghats, India
This study on H. brachysoma, an endemic and threatened catfish of peninsular India, provides hard evidence that species targeted by artisanal fishermen, in small-scale tropical riverine fisheries, are vulnerable to overexploitation.
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.
Fish fauna of Chalakudy River, part of Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, Kerala, India: patterns of distribution, threats and conservation needs
- R. Raghavan, G. Prasad, P. H. A. Ali, Benno Pereira
- Environmental ScienceBiodiversity and Conservation
- 1 December 2008
An urgent need exists for studying the life history traits and demography of the most important endemic and threatened fishes, as lack of information on these aspects have significantly affected conservation efforts.
Freshwater Fish Safe Zones: A Prospective Conservation Strategy for River Ecosystems in India
Essential biodiversity variables for measuring change in global freshwater biodiversity
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.