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  • Title
    A preliminary checklist of the fishes of Yercaud, Shevroy Hills, Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu, southern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Twenty-one species of fishes were recorded in Yercaud Lake and the surrounding hill streams during five surveys conducted from May 2011 to August 2012.  Of the 21 species, 19 were recorded in Yercaud Lake, 10 in the stream leading to Kiliyur Falls and six and eight respectively in the Manjakuttai and Puthur hill streams.  One translocated species (Gibelion catla) and two exotics (Poecilia reticulata and Oreochromis mossambicus) were recorded.  Only one species Cirrhinus cirrhosus is listed as threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
    Attribution
    Ramanujam M. Eric (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(7) pp. 7595-7601; doi:10.11609/jott.2189.7595-7601
  • Title
    A checklist of the vertebrates of Kerala State, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Following the first publication on vertebrates of India (Blanford 1888–1890), a huge wealth of information has been compiled on the vertebrate fauna of various biogeographic zones of the country, especially the Western Ghats.  The state of Kerala comprising of a land area of 38,863km2, 590km coastline, an intricate system of backwaters along the coast, tropical moist forests of the Western Ghats, the highly undulating terrain, and the tropical monsoon is a unique geographical and environmental entity rich in biodiversity.  A region-specific checklist that summarises and documents the current status of vertebrate diversity provides benchmark data for documentation and appreciation of biodiversity at regional level.  Further, with the current rate of global biodiversity loss and concordant conservation efforts, the taxonomic community has a greater responsibility to make scientific information available to scientists, policy makers, politicians, research students and all relevant stakeholders, an attempt that has been made in the present paper.  The State of Kerala has 1847 species of vertebrates in 330 families and 81 orders, of which 386 are endemic to the Western Ghats region (of the Western Ghats - Sri Lanka Hotspot), and 205 species as threatened. Six hundred and eighty species of vertebrates of Kerala have been listed in the various schedules of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, while 148 are listed in the different appendices of CITES.  
    Attribution
    Nameer P. O., J Praveen, Bijukumar A., Palot Muhamed Jafer, Das Sandeep, Raghavan Rajeev (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(7) pp. 7961-7970; doi:10.11609/jott.1999.7.13.7961-7970
  • Title
    Checklist of freshwater fishes collected from Ernakulam District, Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A study has been conducted on the freshwater fishes of Ernakulam district, Kerala. Fishes were collected from the three rivers: Chalakkudy, Muvattupuzha and Periyar using cast net and scoop net. 69 species of fishes belonging to 8 orders, 20 families and 35 genera were collected. The systematic positions of the species collected were also studied. Rare species like Danio fraseri Hora and Mukerji, Esomus malabaricus Day, Wallago attu (Bloch and Schneider), Heteropneustus fossilis (Bloch) and Chela dadiburjori (Menon) could be collected during the study.
    Attribution
    Beevi K.S.J., Ramachandran A. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(1) pp. 493-494; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o1559.493-4