Dr. Bineesh. K. K


Dr. Bineesh. K. K


Highest Academic degree, year

Ph.D.; 2014


Marine Biology Regional Centre

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Area of Expertise

Taxonomy: Marine fishes

Experience after Ph. D.

7 years

Significant Achievements

  • Discovered 16 new marine fish species to the science.
  • 11 fish species rediscovered, and confirmed using DNA markers.
  • DNA barcodes developed for 120 elasmobranchs and 486 marine fishes.
  • Completed Red assessment for 130 species of elasmobranchs distributed globally.


Supervised 04MSc students

Research Focus

  • Taxonomy and classification of Marine fishes
  • Species diversity and distribution patterns of deepsea fishes
  • Integrative taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of Indian marine fishes





Gopalakrishnan. A, Divya P. R., V. S. Basheer, T. Raja Swaminathan, A. Kathirvelpandian, Bineesh. K. K, Rahul G. Kumar and J. K. Jena (2012). Macro flora and fauna of the Gulf of Mannar- a checklist. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, U. P., India. 127 pages. ISBN: 978-81-905540-8-4(Book)

- 8 Book chapters

- 78 research papers in SCI journals

Bineesh, K. K., Kumar, R. R., Venu, S., Nashad, M., Basheer, V. S., Akhilesh, K. V., &Sivaperuman, C. (2020). Fifteen new records of Batoids (Elasmobranchii) from waters off Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India62(1), 21-28.

Bineesh K.K, M. Nashad, Aneesh Kumar. K. V and H.  Endo (2019). Glossanodon macrocephalus, a new argentine fish (Protacanthopterygii: Argentinidae) from the Arabian Sea. Zootaxa, 4688(2), 289-294

Rima W Jabado, Peter M Kyne, Riley A Pollom, David A Ebert, Colin A Simpfendorfer, Gina M Ralph, Shaikha S Al Dhaheri, Akhilesh K V, Khadeeja Ali, Mohamud Hassan Ali, Tariq M S Al Mamari, Bineesh K K, Igbal S Elhassan, Daniel Fernando, Edwin M Grandcourt, Muhammad Moazzam Khan, Alec B M Moore, FereidoonOwfi, David P Robinson, Evgeny Romanov, Ana-Lucia Soares, Julia L Y Spaet, Dawit Tesfamichael, ToorajValinassab, Nicholas K Dulvy. (2018). Troubled waters: Conservation status of the sharks, rays, and chimaeras of the Arabian Sea and adjacent waters. Fish and Fisheries. Article ID: FAF12311; Article DOI: 10.1111/faf.12311

Bineesh. K. K., Barry C. Russell & K. Chandra (2018). Nemipterusandamanensis, a new nemipterid fish (Perciformes: Nemipteridae) from the Andaman Islands. Zootaxa, 4500 (1), 82-90.

K. K. Bineesh, A. Gopalakrishnan, K. V. Akhilesh, K. A. Sajeela, E. M. Abdussamad, N.G.K. Pillai, V.S. Basheer, J.K. Jena and Robert D. Ward (2016). DNA barcoding reveals species composition of sharks and rays in the Indian commercial fishery. Mitochondrial DNA28(4): 458-472



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