State Of The Art Report On Biodiversity In Indian Sundarbans: Fishes Checklist

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The dynamics of the fish communities of the Sundarbans are poorly understood. Although there are many published works on the fish fauna of different states of India including that of West Bengal, there is no comprehensive account of the fishes recorded from the Sundarbans. However, the works of Talwar et al. (1992); Mukherjee (1995); Das and Nandi (1999); and Gopal and Chauhan (2006) report the fish diversity of the Sundarbans. Compilations of the species listed in these works reveal that 364 species distributed under 215 genera are available in the Sundarbans as against 4,494 genera world over.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Chatterjee T K, Earl C (2023). State Of The Art Report On Biodiversity In Indian Sundarbans: Fishes Checklist. Version 2.0. OBIS Secretariat. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/b50xdv


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Tapan Kumar Chatterjee
  • Originator
JIS University, Kolkata
Chandra Earl
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eDNA Scientific Officer
OBIS Secretariat
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Geographic Coverage

Indian Sundarbans

Bounding Coordinates South West [21.716, 88.716], North East [22.194, 89.06]

Taxonomic Coverage


Superclass Agnatha
Unranked Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

  1. See Github Project and R Notebook for dataset construction methods

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Chatterjee, T (2017) State of art report on biodiversity in Indian Sundarbans. Section 2.14. Coastal Fishes. World Wide Fund for Nature-India, New Delhi.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose These data were made accessible through UNESCO's eDNA Expeditions project to mobilize available marine species and occurrence datasets from World Heritage Sites.
Alternative Identifiers 10.25607/b50xdv