Musammilu, K K (2008) Molecular genetic characterization of endemic red - tailed barb, Gonoproktopterus curmuca (Hamilton - Buchanan, 1807). PhD thesis, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Submitted to Central Institute of Fisheries Education.
Gonoproktopterus curmuca (Hamilton - Buchanan), commonly known as red-tailed barb or "kooral" / "chundan" belonging to the Family Cyprinidae is an endemic fish in rivers originating from southern part of the biodiversity hotspot- the Western Ghats. The species is potential candidate for aquaculture in the region. Juveniles of G. curmuca enjoys a good market as an attractive ornamental fish, both in India and abroad. This species is categorized as "endangered" based on latest IUCN criteria, due to restricted distribution, loss of habitat, over exploitation, destructive fishing practices and trade for aquarium keeping (Anon., 1998).
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Molecular genetic characterization; red - tailed barb; Gonoproktopterus curmuca|
|Subjects:||Fish and Fisheries > Fish Genetics|
Fish Biotechnology > Microbiology
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||13 Mar 2012 11:35|
|Last Modified:||28 May 2012 14:14|
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