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  • Title
    Range extension of Microgomphus souteri Fraser, 1924 (Insecta: Odonata: Gomphidae) to northern Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    During opportunistic surveys conducted at Collem (Goa), a specimen of male Microgomphus souteri Fraser 1924 was collected on 14th September 2013. Another male specimen was collected on 28th June 2014. Microgomphus souteri Fraser 1924 is recorded for the first time in northern Western Ghats and is a new record for Goa. Type specimen was described from Coorg (Karnataka) and was later recorded from Kerala. The discovery of this species in Goa has expanded its range to the north of the Western Ghats. With this discovery currently 88 species of Odonata are now known from the state. 
    Attribution
    Halali Sridhar, Halali Dhiraj, Rangnekar Parag (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(7) pp. 7480-7483; doi:10.11609/jott.2118.7480-7483
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    The butterfly (Insecta: Lepidoptera) diversity of four sacred groves of Goa, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The butterfly diversity of four sacred groves in Goa, viz., Nirankarachi Rai, Alvatinichi Rai, Mharinginichi Rai and Azobhachi Rai was selected for study purposes.  A total of 33 species belonging to 31 genera were observed which accounts for about 13% of the species recorded from Goa.  The Family Nymphalidae dominated with a high number of species with maximum diversity in Mharinginichi Rai.  It is concluded that further studies on groves from different habitats will significantly increase this number.  
    Attribution
    Gaude Kiran, Janarthanam M. K. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(7) pp. 7927-7932; doi:10.11609/jott.2382.7927-7932
  • Title
    A preliminary survey on soil and plant parasitic nematodes of southern Goa, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A preliminary study was conducted to record the diversity of nematode fauna in Goa during 2011-2012. For the present study 50 samples were collected from five talukas of South Goa District, covering 25 villages and 20 landscapes. Permanent slides were prepared after extraction of nematodes using Cobb’s decanting and sieving method and modified Baermann’s funnel method. The study resulted in recording 52 species of seven orders. Dorylaimida was the dominant order both in number of species and genera while the least was Araeolaimida.
    Attribution
    Lizanne A.C.M., Pai I.K. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(6) pp. 5400-5412; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3568.5400-12
  • Title
    First report of three redlisted tree species from swampy relics of Goa State, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Myristica swamps, one of the relic ecosystems of Western Ghats, are considered home for many rare and endemic angiosperms. During an inventory of Myristica swamps in Goa State, two critically endangered species and one endangered species, viz. Semecarpus kathalekanensis Dasappa and M.H.Swaminath, Syzygium travancoricum Gamble and Myristica fatua Houtt. var. magnifica (Bedd.) J. Sinclair respectively were recorded. Present report forms first record of these three tree species from the Goa State. This report extends their distribution into Northern Western Ghats from central Western Ghats.
    Attribution
    Prabhugaonkar A., Mesta D.K., Janarthanam M.K. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(6) pp. 5503-5506; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3376.5503-6
  • Title
    Further additions to the Odonata (Insecta) fauna of Goa, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The paper reports 13 new records of Odonata from the State of Goa. Of these five species are endemic to the Western Ghats. The study also adds one family Macromiidae (Anisoptera) not reported earlier from the State. With this addition of 13 species, 87 species of odonates are currently known from the state.
    Attribution
    Rangnekar P., Naik R. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(6) pp. 5585-5589; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3641.5585-9
  • Title
    Coastal marine fish biodiversity along the western coast of India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper presents distribution records of 184 fish species surveyed in rocky reef habitats on the west coast of India. Surveys were completed in situ by SCUBA diving. Twelve species appear to be new records for India based on previous literature including Fishbase. These are in the families Apogonidae, Pempheridae, Cirrhitidae, Pomacentridae, Acanthuridae, Balistidae, Monocanthidae, and Ostraciidae. Most fish species for which there are IUCN assessments were in the Least Concern category. However, one species was Endangered, two species Vulnerable, and three species Near Threatened. Several Data Deficient species were also recorded, which presents opportunities for research to strengthen conservation.
    Attribution
    Sluka R.D. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(5) pp. 3574-3579; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3187.118
  • Title
    An avifaunal case study of a plateau from Goa, India: an eye opener for conservation of plateau ecosystems
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The lateritic plateaux typical of the midlands between the Western Ghats and the coastal plains of the Arabian Sea are known to be a unique ecosystem with a sizeable endemic flora. However, there is a total lack of studies on the faunal diversity of these plateaux, which are currently experiencing enormous anthropogenic pressures. We conducted a year-long study on the avifauna of the Taleigao Plateau, Goa. The Taleigao Plateau harbours 114 species of birds, accounting for 37% of the avifaunal diversity of the state. The resident bird population did not vary significantly through the seasons. Among the migrant birds, Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus was particularly partial to the plateau. Besides, five species of larks, grassland specialists were also recorded on the plateau. However, the absence of forest birds like the Malabar Pied Hornbill and the Indian Grey Hornbill (recorded earlier) and the predominance of habitat generalists like the House Crow and the Jungle Myna seemed to be the offshoot of heavy anthropogenic pressures on the plateau. It is recommended that at least some plateaux in the belt deserve to be protected from the impact of unsustainable developmental process
    Attribution
    Desai Minal, Shanbhag A.B (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(4) pp. 2444-2453; doi:10.11609/jott.24.2444-2453
  • Title
    Habitat suitability, threats and conservation strategies of Hump-nosed Pit Viper Hypnale hymnal Merrem (Reptilia: Viperidae) found in Western Ghats, Goa, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Recent studies indicate that most species are best conserved in their natural community, which results in niche conservation. Depletion of any species is an irreversible change. In the present study the habitat ecology, threats and conservation strategies for the Hump-nosed Pit Viper Hypnale hypnale are suggested. The present study was undertaken in some protected areas (PAs) of Goa and the cashew plantations adjoining these PAs. H. hypnale prefers cool and moist places; most of the females of this species are found to spend the period from post monsoon to late summer in the cashew plantations adjoining and within the PAs, making them more susceptible to anthropogenic threats. We conclude that this pattern of seasonal changes in habitat use is mostly a consequence of niche conservation. However, this preference for a particular micro-habitat emphasizes the importance for the conservation of this snake population and although the most suitable habitat in the Western Ghats, for this species is included in the protected areas, specific guidelines are needed to assess conservation needs.
    Attribution
    Sawant N.S., Jadhav T.D., Shyama S.K. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(2) pp. 1261-1267; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2490.1261-7
  • Title
    On a collection of praying mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) from Goa, India, with new distribution records
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Taxonomic account on a small collection of mantids (Insecta: Mantodea from Goa, India is provided which included the first record of six species under six genera from the state.
    Attribution
    Vyjayandi M.C., Rajeesh R.S., Sajin John P., Dhanasree M.M. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(2) pp. 1325-1329; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2188.1325-9
  • Title
    Additions to the Odonata (Insecta) of Goa
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The study reports the results from surveys for Odonates in the State of Goa over 19 months during 2007-2008. A total of 66 species of Odonates were documented with 34 new species records from the State. The present study has resulted in an increase of 47.30% in the number of species reported from Goa to 74 from the existing 39. Family Libellulidae dominated the odonate community with 32 species followed by Coenagrionidae with 14 species. Orthetrum sabina was the most abundant species while seven species were documented only once during the survey period. More survey effort are needed to completely document the odonate species diversity of the state.
    Attribution
    Rangnekar P., Borkar M., Dharwadkar O. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(2) pp. 805-814; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2286.805-14
  • Title
    Three additions to the known butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera and Grypocera) fauna of Goa, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Three additions to the known butterfly from Goa, which takes the total number of butterflies recorded from the state to 254 species.
    Attribution
    Rangnekar P., Dharwadkar O. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(1) pp. 298-299; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2140.298-9
  • Title
    Biological aspects of sea snakes caught incidentally by commercial trawlers off Goa, west coast of India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Sea snakes occur in trawl hauls as by-catch, incurring mortality in populations inhabiting commercial fishing grounds (< 20 m depth) along the coastal inshore waters of Goa. Observations of this incidental catch show that true sea snakes inhabiting inshore waters comprise two species: Enhydrina schistosa and Lapemis curtus, contributing 65 and 35 % of the population respectively. 70 trawl operations over a period of 17 months with a total fishing effort of 110 hours yielded 43 individuals, all females, which numerically contributed ~ 1 % to the total trawl catch. Seasonal variations indicate that there is an increasing trend in abundance from post-monsoon to pre-monsoon season. The capture of a gravid female from the estuarine inshore waters during January suggests parturition and recruitment among sea snakes during the post-monsoon season. An assessment of the food composition in the stomach content revealed completely digested prey in smaller individuals, whereas in larger-sized individuals these items were either undigested or semi-digested. Qualitative assessment of gut content of sea snakes revealed the dominance of finfish (Ariidae, Engraulidae, Clupeidae). A biological assessment of a gravid female and the association of sea snakes with a barnacle species (Octolasmis grayii) are described.
    Attribution
    Padate V.P., Baragi L.V., Rivonker C.U. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(1) pp. 609-616; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2253.609-16