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Dr.Pralaya Ranjan Behera

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Focus of Research:
  • Taxonomy of marine finfish and shell fish
  • Assessment of marine biodiversity
  • Conservation and management of marine fisheries

After taking graduation in Fisheries Sciences in 2008 and master in Fisheries Resources Management in 2010 I am working in CMFRI since 2012 on marine biodiversity. Presently I am working on taxonomy, species inventory, biodiversity valuations of marine organisms, seed production and breeding of valuable marine finfishes and shell fishes. I have interests in taxonomy of marine tropical fishes.

  • PhD  2014  Department of Zoology, Andhra University (Continuing)
  • MFSc  2010  Fisheries Resources Management, CIFE, Mumbai
  • BFSc   2008  Fisheries sciences, College of fisheries ,O.U.A.T,Odisha   
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Bio inventorying   and biodiversity valuation of marine organisms in selected marine ecosystems along the Indian coast CMFRI
2 Assessment of fishing impacts on biodiversity loss, with special reference to the threatened species, to formulate management options for their protection CMFRI
3 Investigations on vulnerable coral reef ecosystems of Indian waters with special emphasis on formulation of management measures for conservation CMFRI
4 Development and standardization of seed production technologies of selected high value finfishes and shellfishes CMFRI
5 Trawl fishery of the North east coast of India: An appraisal CMFRI
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Best 5 Publications:

1. Behera, P R, Ranjith, L., Edward Loveson L., Muktha, M and Ghosh, S. (2013) First record of the Indian golden-barred butterflyfish, Roa jayakari (Norman, 1939) (Family: Chaetodontidae) from the east coast of India. Indian. Journal of  Geomarine Science. (Accepted in press)

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