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  • Title
    Reappearance of the rare Shingle Urchin Colobocentrotus (Podophora) atratus (Camarodonta: Echinometridae) after eight decades from the rocky shore of Kodiyaghat (Port Blair), South Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present work is aimed at facilitating conservation efforts of a rare species of sea urchin ( Colobocentrotus atratus) reported nearly eight decades after its initial description by Bell (1887) and later by Clarke (1925) from the coastal waters of south Andaman Islands. Recently, during a three years study (2011-14) on the macrobenthic epifauna along the south Andaman coast, five live specimens of C. atratuswere recorded from Kodiyaghat (11 031'532''N; 092 043'457'' E), south Andaman Islands. Available information shows that this species has reappeared in the south Andaman Islands seventy nine years after the citation by Sastry (1994) collected in the year 1935. The disappearance of this species from the literature in the intermittent years and a sparse population in coastal reaches of south Andaman Islands at present suggest that this species makes a candidate taxa for inclusion in the list of ‘endangered’ or ‘vulnerable’ Indian marine species following IUCN Red List criteria to Wild species.
    Attribution
    Vikas Pandey & T. Ganesh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9377–9380 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2406.8.11.9377-9380
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    Studies on the terrestrial behaviour of Laticauda colubrina in the Andaman Islands, India
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    Journal Article
  • Title
    Sea kraits on South Reef Island, Andaman Islands,India
    Type
    Journal Article
  • Title
    Two rare epiphytic orchids of India, Saccolabiopsis pusilla (Lindl.) Seidenf. & Garay and Oberonia gammiei King & Pantl. discovered on Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present paper deals with two rare epiphytic orchids of India, viz. Saccolabiopsis pusilla (Lindl.) Seidenf. & Garay and Oberonia gammiei King & Pantl., the former being known only from 2-3 states of India were collected for the first time in Andaman Islands. Both the orchids form new distributional records for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Also, the collection of Saccolabiopsis forms a new generic record for the Islands. The present paper provides detailed description of the species, phenology, distribution along with  photographs.
    Attribution
    Prasad Kothareddy, Rao B. Ravi Prasad (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(7) pp. 7577-7580; doi:10.11609/jott.2184.7577-7580
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    Foliicolous fungi of Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    One month field collection tour resulted in the collection of more than 500 foliicolous fungi. Of these, 152 collections have been identified, resulted in recording 60 fungal taxa. Of these, one new genus (Andamanomyces), 16 new species (Andamanomyces fragariae, Asterediella anaxagoreae, Asteridiella colocasiae, Asterina eleocarpigena, Asterostomella dhanikariensis, Asterostomella ferrargunjensis, Irenopsis andamanica, Meliola andamanica, Meliola canarifolia, Meliola chukrasiicola, Meliola harrietensis, Meliola myristicacearam, Meliola parishiae, Meliola savarkarii, Meliola ternstromiicola and Schiffnerula chukrasiae) and one new variety (Meliola pithecellobii var.indica) are discovered. Meliola palmicola is reported here for the first time from India. All these taxa are listed but the novel taxa are described and illustrated in detail.
    Attribution
    Hosagoudar V.B., Mathew S.P., Babu D. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(6) pp. 5447-5463; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3652.5447-63
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    New record of a headshield slug Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) from Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Opisthobranchs are the least studied group of marine gastropod molluscs in India. They are purely marine animals and display a wide array of colours and forms. This paper presents a new record of an opisthobranch, Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus, from Andaman Islands. The species was found inhabiting the intertidal area on rocks covered with green and brown algae.
    Attribution
    Narayana S., Mohanraju R. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(5) pp. 4113-4114; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3357.4113-4
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    Description of Favites monticularis sp. Nov. (Faviidae) off North Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A new species Favites monticularis sp. nov. belonging to the family Faviidae is described from North Andaman Islands. Presence of monticules shaped structures distinguishthis species from the already known species of genus Favites. Key characters and morphological features of this new species and its affinity with other closely related species are described in this paper.
    Attribution
    Mondal T., Raghunathan C., Venkataraman K. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(5) pp. 4510-4513; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3224.4510-3
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    Record of the Indo-Pacific Slender Gecko Hemiphyllodactylus typus (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Occurrence of Hemiphyllodactylus typus in the Andaman archipelago is confirmed based on fresh collections from two different sites namely Mt. Harriet National Park and Long Island. The veracity of an earlier report of this species from the Andaman Islands is discussed and revalidated.
    Attribution
    Chandramouli S.R., Harikrishnan S., Vasudevan K. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(4) pp. 2536-2538; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2856.2536-8
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    Recollection of a rare epiphytic orchid Taeniophyllum filiforme J.J. Sm. (Orchidaceae) after a lapse of 135 years from South Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Taeniophyllum filiforme J. J. Sm. a rare epiphytic orchid has been collected after a lapse of 135 years from Rutland Island in South Andamans. Brief description and illustration are provided.
    Attribution
    Karthigeyan K., Sumathi R., Jayanthi J. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(4) pp. 3433-3435; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2851.3433-5
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    First underwater sighting and preliminary behavioural observations of Dugongs (Dugong dug on) in the wild from Indian waters, Andaman Islands
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Sighting of Dugongs in Indian waters have become increasingly rare due to their declining numbers. Further, there have been no reports on underwater observations on dugongs in the wild from these waters. During our surveys in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, we sighted three independent immature sized dugongs. These individuals were sighted at Havelock and Neil Island and Kodiaghat in South Andaman Island. In this paper, we report dugong sightings, present preliminary behavioural observations and emphasise the need to initiate community based conservation along with monitoring of their habitats.
    Attribution
    Dsouza E., Patankar V. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(1) pp. 49-53; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2002.49-53
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    Recent introduction and spread of Indian bullfrog Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1802) into the Andaman Islands
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