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  • Title
    Freshwater fish fauna of Koyna River, northern Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We studied the freshwater fish fauna of Koyna River for a period of two years from May 2007 to April 2009. We recorded 58 species belonging to 16 families and 35 genera. Eleven out of the 22 fish species endemic to the Western Ghats are restricted to the Krishna River system. Eight endemic fish species are known to be threatened because of various anthropogenic activities. Since the fish fauna of Koyna is relatively less threatened by anthropogenic stressors with currently no record of alien fish species, we propose that Koyna River can be considered as a refuge for conservation of some endemic and threatened freshwater fishes of the Western Ghats. Nevertheless, efforts to maintain low anthropogenic interference and avoiding introduction of alien species are central to our proposal.
    Attribution
    Jadhav B.V., Kharat S.S., Raut R.N., Paingankar M., Dahanukar N. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(3) pp. 1449-1455; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2613.1449-55
  • Title
    Freshwater fish fauna of the Ashambu Hills landscape, southern Western Ghats, India, with notes on some range extensions
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A systematic, updated checklist of freshwater fish species of the west-flowing drainages of the Ashambu (Agasthyamala) Hills landscape in the southern Western Ghats of Kerala, India is provided, with notes on occurrence, status and ecology of endemic and threatened species. The checklist incorporates information from a review of taxonomic, exploratory and ecological literature concerning the area. A total of 103 species have been reported from the landscape, with 25 endemic to the Western Ghats. Range extension of four species, viz. Garra mcclellandi, G. hughi, Hypselobarbus jerdoni and Puntius mahecola is reported from the Ashambu Hills landscape.
    Attribution
    Abraham R.K., Kelkar N., Kumar A.B. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(3) pp. 1585-1593; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2528.1585-93
  • Title
    Systematic revision of land snails of the Western Ghats
    Type
    Report
    Description
    This is most authentic and revised list of land snails of the Western Ghats