Dr. Tamal Mondal




Highest Academic degree, year


M.Sc., Ph.D. (2014)



Mollusca Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata



Email Address



Phone Number

(+91) 9531816744; 9433010769


Area of Expertise

Zoology, Scleractinian Taxonomy, Coastal and Marine Biodiversity


Experience after Ph. D.

10 years


Significant Achievements

  • Discovery of New species- 2 species of 2 species of scleractinian corals.
  • New Distributional Record- 217 species (213 species of scleractinian corals & 4 species of octocorals)
  • Report on Mass Coral Bleaching 2010, 2016
  • Establishment of Long-term Permanent Monitoring Plots for coral health in A&N Islands
  • First Report of Coral Reefs at Visakhapatman Coast- 2019
  • Preparation of Management Plan of Loha Barrack Crocodile Sanctuary
  • Report on Mass stranding of pilot whales
  • Participation in Status Survey on Schedule – IV gastropod Trochusniloticus, Schedule – I [W(P)A, 1972] holothurians, and Scleractinian corals (Schedule – I [W(P)A, 1972] ) of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve: Participation in preparation of nomination form
  • Participation in Crocodile Census of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Taxonomic identification of Deep-Sea corals


Research Focus

  • Taxonomy and classification of Corals and coral associated faunal communities
  • Species diversity and distribution patterns
  • Ecological Assessment on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity
  • Undersea exploration by SCUBA diving
  • Faunal exploration of deep-sea






  • Books- 20
  • Research Papers- 77
  • Book Chapter-81
  • Abstracts-15
  • Pamphlets-36
  • Newsletter-1
  • Conference Paper-1
  • Posters- 20


Some Latest Publications

  • Tamal Mondal and Raghunathan, C., 2023. First report of free-living, solitary zoanthid from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Zootaxa, 5244 (3): 293–298. DOI: 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.5244.3.7
  • Tamal Mondal and Raghunathan, C., 2022. Decadal status of Acanthasterplanci (Linnaeus, 1758) along the coral reef habitat of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences, 51 (09): 753-759. DOI: 10.56042/ijms.v51i09.2331
  • Tamal Mondal and Raghunathan, C., 2022. First report of endemic Taiwanese caryophyllid coral Polycyathuschaishanensis from Indian waters. Vie et milieu - Life and environment, 72 (1-2):17-22.
  • Tamal Mondal and Raghunathan, C., 2022. First Report of Stranded By the wind Sailor from Coastal Areas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences,
  • Tamal Mondal and Raghunathan, C., 2022. First Report of DeepSea Azooxanthellate Coral Under the Family Anthemiphylliidae (Order Scleractinia) from India. National Academy Science Letters,45: 383–387;
  • Tamal Mondal and Raghunathan, C., 2022. Zoogeographic Range Extension of Four Species of Flabellid Corals Under the Genus Truncatoflabellum (Scleractinian: Flabelliidae) From Indian Waters. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences,
  • Tamal Mondal and Raghunathan, C., 2022. Differential thermal stress with associated bleaching on stony corals in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal: yet another impact of the El Niño. Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 63(2): 103-117; DOI: 10.21411/CBM.A.181085AF.
  • Raghunathan, C., Tamal Mondal and Chandra, K, 2021. Invasion and potential risks of introduced exotic aquatic species in Indian islands. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 24(2): 76–85;DOI: 10.14321/aehm.024.02.11.
  • Tamal Mondal and Raghunathan, C., 2021. Report of stranded skeletal system of Short-finned Pilot Whale from South Reef Island, Middle Andaman, India. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 46: 101872;



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