Pradeep Balasaheb Kumkar, M.Sc.


  1. Katwate, U., KUMKAR, P., Raghavan, R. & Dahanukar, N. (2020) Taxonomy and systematics of the 'Maharaja Barbs' (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with the description of a new genus and species from the Western Ghats, IndiaZootaxa, 4803 (3), 544–560.
  2. Gosavi, SM, Kharat, SS, Tapkir, SD & KUMKAR P. (2020) The Reproductive Biology of Pachypterus khavalchor (Kulkarni, 1952) in the Panchaganga River of the Western Ghats, a Biodiversity Hotspot in IndiaAsian Fisheries Science, 33 (2), 79-90.
  3. Gosavi, SM., Tapkir, SD., KUMKAR, P., Verma, CR. & Kharat, SS. (2020)    Act now before too late: Copper exposure drives chemo-ecology of predator-prey dynamics of freshwater common spins loach,   Lepidocephalichthys thermalis (Valenciennes, 1846)Environmental Research (in press)
  4. Verma, CR *, KUMKAR, P. *, Raghavan, R., Katwate, U., Paingankar, MS, & Dahanukar, N. (2019)   Glass in water: molecular phylogenetics and evolution of Indian glassy perchlets (Teleostei: Ambassidae) . Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 57 (3), 623-631.  
  5. Gosavi, SM, Verma, CR, Kharat, SS, Pisa, M., & KUMKAR, P. (2019)    Structural adequacy of the digestive tract Supports dual feeding habit in Catfish    Pachypterus khavalchor (Siluriformes: Horabagridae) . Acta Histochemica, 121 (4): 437-449
  6. Gosavi, SM, Kharat, SS KUMKAR, P., & Tapkir, SD (2019)    Assessing the sustainability of lepidophagous catfish,    Pachypterus khavalchor (Kulkarni, 1952) from a tropical river Panchaganga, Maharashtra, IndiaJournal of Basic and Applied Zoology, 80 (1), 9.
  7. Tapkir, SD, Gosavi, SM, Kharat, SS & KUMKAR, P. (2018)    Impact, recovery and carryover effect of Roundup® on native and non-native predator recognition in common spiny loach,    Lepidocephalichthys thermalisEcotoxicology, 28, 189-200.
  8. Pisa, M., Gorule, PA, Kharat, S. Verma, C. KUMKAR P. Gosavi, SM (2018)    Length-weight relationships of four freshwater fishes from northern Western Ghats of IndiaJournal of Applied Ichthyology, 34 (6).
  9. Keskar, A., Raghavan, R., Paingankar, MS, KUMKAR, P., Katwate, A., Jadhav, S., Padhye, A., Dahanukar, N. (2018). Molecular phylogeny unveils hidden diversity of hillstream loaches (Cypriniformes: Cobitoidea) in northern Western Ghats of IndiaMeta Gene, 17, 237-248.
  10. Katwate U., KUMKAR P., Raghavan R., & Dahanukar N. (2018). A new syntopic species of small barb from the Western Ghats of India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)Zootaxa, 4434 (3), pp. 529-546.
  11. Gosavi, SM, Kharat, SS, KUMKAR, P., & Navarange, SS (2018). Interplay between behavior, morphology and physiology supports lepidophagy in the catfish  Pachypterus khavalchor (Siluriformes: Horabagridae) . Zoology, 126: 185-191.
  12. Katwate, U., KUMKAR, P., Britz, R., Raghavan, R., & Dahanukar, N. (2018). The identity of  Aplocheilus andamanicus (Köhler, 1906) (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes), ending in Killifish from the Andaman Islands, with notes on  Odontopsis armata van HasseltZootaxa , 4382 (1), 159-174.
  13. Tapkir, SD, Kharat, SS, KUMKAR, P., & Gosavi, SM (2017). Effects of the invasive Tilapia on the Common Spiny Loach (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae:  Lepidocephalichthys thermalis ) -implications for conservation . Journal of Threatened Taxa , 9 (9): 10642-10648.
  14. KUMKAR, P., Kharat, SS, Sawant, NS, Katwate, U., & Dahanukar, N. (2017). Freshwater fish fauna of Hiranyakeshi River, northern Western Ghats, India . Journal of Threatened Taxa, 9 (5): 10178-10186.
  15. Keskar, A., Raghavan, R., KUMKAR, P., Padhye, A., & Dahanukar, N. (2017). Assessing the sustainability of subsistence fisheries of small indigenous fish species: fishing mortality and exploitation of hill stream loaches in India . Aquatic Living Resources , 30, 13.
  16. KUMKAR, P., Katwate, U., Raghavan, R., & Dahanukar, N. (2016). Balitora chipkali , a new species of stone loach (Teleostei: Balitoridae) from the northern Western Ghats of India, with a note on the distribution of  B. laticaudaZootax , 4138 (1), 155-170.
  17. Katwate, U., Jadhav, S., KUMKAR, P., Raghavan, R., & Dahanukar, N. (2016). Pethia sanjaymoluri , a new species of barb (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the northern Western Ghats, IndiaJournal of Fish Biology , 88 (5), 2027-2050.
  18. Keskar, A., KUMKAR, P., Paingankar, MS, Padhye, A., & Dahanukar, N. (2015). Length-weight and length-length relationships of seven loach species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from five localities in northern Western Ghats, IndiaJournal of Threatened Tax , 7 (15): 8025-8220.
  19. Keskar, A., KUMKAR, P., Katwate, U., Ali, A., Raghavan, R., & Dahanukar, N. (2015). Redescription of    Nemachilichthys rueppelli , and a senior synonym of    N. shimogensis (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) . Zootaxa , 4059 (3), pp. 555-568.
  20. Dahanukar, N., KUMKAR, P., Katwate, U., & Raghavan, R. (2015). Badis britzi , and New Percomorph fish (Teleostei: Badidae) from the Western Ghats of India . Zootaxa , 3941 (3), 429-436.

Článek v odborném periodiku

**GOSAVI, S. – **TAPKIR, S. – KUMKAR, P. – VERMA, C. – **KHARAT, S. Act now before its too late: Copper exposure drives chemo-ecology of predator-prey dynamics of freshwater common spiny loach, Lepidocephalichthys thermalis (Valenciennes, 1846). Environmental Research, 2020, roč. 186, č. 109509, s. 1-12. ISSN: 0013-9351.

VERMA, C. – **GORULE, P. – KUMKAR, P. – **KHARAT, S. – **GOSAVI, S. Morpho-histochemical adaptations of the digestive tract in Gangetic mud-eel Ophichthys cuchia (Hamilton 1822) support utilization of mud-dwelling prey. ACTA HISTOCHEMICA, 2020, roč. 122, č. 7, s. 1-13. ISSN: 0065-1281.

**GOSAVI, S. – **KHARAT, S. – **TAPKIR, S. – KUMKAR, P. The reproductive biology of pachypterus khavalchor (Kulkarni, 1952) in the panchaganga river of the western ghats, a biodiversity hotspot in India. Asian Fisheries Science, 2020, roč. 33, č. 2, s. 79-90. ISSN: 0116-6514.