Dr. Mrinal Kumar Das






Highest Academic degree, year

Ph.D.(Zoology); 2015






Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre

Zoological Survey of India

 Haddo, Port Blair-744102,

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India



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Area of Expertise


Taxonomy of freshwater and marine fishes.



Experience after Ph. D.

8 years


Significant Achievements






1.    New Species-One eel fish;New Records to India-2; New Records to State: 4; Augmentation to NZC, ZSI: over 20 species.

2.   Worked on taxonomy of fishes.

3.    Documentation of freshwater fishdiversity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.



02Internship students (M.Sc.)



Research Focus











1. Taxonomy and classification of fishes.

2. Species diversity and distribution of freshwater fishes.

3. Species diversity and distribution of Marine fishes.

4. Preparation of Data base




Mrinal Kumar Das, Anil Mohapatra, Rajendar Kumar .R & Ranjana Bhaskar 2020. A    new species Ophichthus chennaiensissp. nov. (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from the     southeast coast of India, Zootaxa, 4895(2):291-296. (SCI; IF = 1.091).

Ranjana Bhaskar, Mrinal Kumar Das, Agnita Sharon, R.Rajendar Kumar & Chandika R. G.2021.Genetic identification of marine eels (Anguilliformes: Congroidei) through       DNA    barcoding from Kasimedu fishing harbor. MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART B, Vol. 6(12):3354–3361 (SCI ; IF = 0.658).

 Mrinal Kumar Das, R Rajendar, C Surendar & P Padmanaban.2022.Length-weight relationships    for five fish species from Gulf of Mannar, southeast coast of India. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences(IJMS),Vol. 51 (06), pp. 573-575 (SCI ; IF= 0.55)

Mrinal Kumar Das, R. Rajendar Kumar and P.Padmanaban 2020. First record of Pseudamiagelatinosa Smith, 1956 (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from Gulf of Mannar, South east coast of India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Vol. 121(2)/307–309.  (NASS = 3.85)

Annemarie Ohler,M.M.Borah, M. K. Das, C.Tesia & S. Bordoloi.2018. A study on  amphibian fauna of Arunachal Pradesh (India). Alytes, 36(1-4): 276-288


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