Dr. C. Venkatraman


Dr. C. Venkatraman


Highest Academic degree, year

Ph.D.; 1998


Marine Biology Regional Centre

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Experience after Ph. D.

25 years

Significant Achievements

- Discovered One mammal species

- Recorded 58 species (One bat species and One fish, One sea snake, seven mollusc, five crabs, 42 bryozoans, one nemertea) as new record to Myanmar and India respectively

- Contribution to the taxonomy of Bryozoans in Indian reefs

- Assessment of Sea cucumber population in GoMBR and Palkbay, East coast of India




Supervised 03, M.Sc., 03 M.Phil., and 05 PhD students

Research Focus

- Taxonomy of lesser-known marine phyla in GoMBR, East coast of India

- Research on distribution of small mammals in South west Bengal

- Research on status of Endemic and endangered species such as Andaman teal and Nilgiri marten






Books: 08, Research papers: 120


Venkatraman, C. and V. Gokula. 2009. Coastal birds of Tamil Nadu, Rec. zool. Surv.  India, Occ. Paper 303: 1-64, (Published by the Director, Zool. Surv India, Kolkata.


Venkatraman, C., K. Venkataraman, Rajkumar Rajan, S. Shrinivaasu, P. Padmanaban, K. Paramasivam and C. Sivaperuman, 2013. Diversity and Distribution of Echinoderms in Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, Southern India, Pp. 197-212. In:K. Venkataraman, C. Sivaperuman and C. Raghunathan (eds.), Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Marine Faunal Communities, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 483pp.


Venkatraman, C, P. Padmanaban, and C. Sivaperuman. 2015. Seasonal abundance of Sea snakes on the Chennai Coast, Southern India. In: K.Venkataraman and C. Sivaperuman (eds) Marine faunal diversity in India; Taxonomy, Ecology and Conservation, Elsevier, USA. Pp249-259


Venkatraman, C, and R. Nagarajan. 2015. Effect of Nesting Tree Height Characteristics on the Nesting Behaviour of Colonial Waterbirds in Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. In Gopi, G.V. and S.A. Hussain (Eds.) Waterbirds of India, ENVIS Bulletin: Wildlife & Protected Areas. Vol. 16; Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun-248001, India. 122-131Pp.


Gokula., V and C. Venkatraman. 2003. Foraging and breeding biology of the Malabar parakeet Psittacula columboides in the Siruvani foot hills, Tamil Nadu, India. Forktail 18. 72-73.


OmPraba G.  Alex Chapeaurouge, Robin Doley, K. Rema Devi, P. Padmanaban, C. Venkatraman, D. Velmurugan, Qingsong Lin, and R. Manjunatha Kini. 2010.  Identification of a Novel Family of Snake Venom Proteins Veficolins from Cerberus rynchops Using a Venom Gland Transcriptomics and Proteomics Approach. Journal of Proteome Research,9: 1882–1893.


Manokaran Kamalakannan, Chandrakasan Sivaperuman, Shantanu Kundu, Govindarasu Gokulakrishnan, Chinnadurai Venkatraman, & Kailash Chandra. 2021. Discovery of a new mammal species (Soricidae: Eulipotyphla) from Narcondam volcanic island, India. Scientific reports 11: 9416.



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