Molecular genetic characterization of endemic red - tailed barb, Gonoproktopterus curmuca (Hamilton - Buchanan, 1807)

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.

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Abstract

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)
Supervisor(s):A, Gopalakrishnan
Uncontrolled Keywords:Molecular genetic characterization; red - tailed barb; Gonoproktopterus curmuca
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish Genetics
Theses
Fish Biotechnology > Microbiology
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:8913
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:13 Mar 2012 11:35
Last Modified:28 May 2012 14:14

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