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  • Title
    Indigenous ornamental freshwater ichthyofauna of the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India: status and prospects
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Ornamental fishes are the most popular pet throughout the world and high demand for these fishes has made them an important component of the world fish trade. India contributes a very meager percentage to the world ornamental fish trade; but considering the high ichthyofaunal diversity it has the potential to compete with the world’s leading ornamental fish producers in the near future. Sundarban Biosphere Reserve has abundant waterbodies with rich fish diversity. Although some research has been carried out on ichthyofaunal resources of the Sundarban; detailed documentation on freshwater indigenous ornamental ichthyofaunal resources of this region is still not available. To fill this knowledge gap, the present study has been conducted to list the indigenous ornamental ichthyofaunal resources of the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve along with their conservation status and their prospective utilization for improved livelihood of local communities. Eighty four species belonging to 11 orders, 28 families and 59 genera were collected from the study area with species representing the order Cypriniformes dominating the ichthyofauna. Nine species have been listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Indigenous fish species of the Sundarban having great potential to support domestic as well as the international ornamental fish trade from India in near future. The ornamental fish species would also be able to generate alternate livelihood options for the impecunious communities of the Sundarban. However, serious concern must also be paid to the conservation of these fish species as some of them are under near threatened categories of IUCN Red list.
    Attribution
    Sandipan Gupta, Sourabh Kumar Dubey, Raman Kumar Trivedi, Bimal Kinkar Chand & Samir Banerjee, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 9 (2016); pp. 9144–9154 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1888.8.9.9144-9154
  • Title
    A checklist of fishes of Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A checklist of the fishes of Kerala State is presented, along with their scientific and common names (English and Malayalam), endemism, IUCN Red List status, listing under different Schedules of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act and in the Appendices of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). Nine Hundred and five species of fishes are recorded from the inland and marine waters of Kerala comprising of 41 orders and 172 families. Close to 30% of the freshwater fish species found in Kerala are endemic to the State. Only 8% of the total fishes of Kerala are listed as threatened in the IUCN Red List, of which the majority are freshwater species. Several hundred fish species occurring in the marine waters of Kerala have not yet been assessed for their conservation status by IUCN.  
    Attribution
    Bijukumar A., Raghavan Rajeev (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(7) pp. 8036-8080; doi:10.11609/jott.2004.7.13.8036–8080
  • Title
    New locality records and additional information on habitats of three species of clam shrimps (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) from a region in northern part of Western Ghats (Sahyadris), India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Sampling in two freshwater bodies near Pune City, Maharashtra State located in the northern region of the Western Ghats revealed the presence of three species of clam shrimps. In this paper we provide new locality records of genera Caenestheriella sp. and Lynceus sp. from the northern region of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra State, India. We also provide some habitat description and information on ecological parameters of the water bodies.
    Attribution
    Padhye S.M., Ghate H.V., Pai K. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(3) pp. 1756-1763; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2486.1756-63
  • Title
    Aquatic Insects for Monitoring Freshwater Ecosystems-A Methodology Manual
    Type
    Report
    Description
    A methodology manual for biomonitoring of freshwater ecosystems.