Dr. Boni Amin Laskar


Dr. Boni Amin Laskar



Highest Academic degree, year

Ph.D.; 2010



High Altitude Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Solan, H. P.


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Phone Number

01792-293256-Ext.201 (O), 7890008621 (M)


Area of Expertise

Taxonomy: Freshwater Fishes, Molecular studies


Experience after Ph. D.

13 years


Significant Achievements

- Contribution to the taxonomy of Freshwater fishes

- Resolved taxonomic problems in Mahseer fishes

- Discovered new species of Freshwater crab

- Contribution to DNA barcoding of various faunal groups

- Completed over five major research programs



Supervisionof 01 PhD is undergoing


Research Focus

- Taxonomy and Systematics of Freshwater Fishes

- Combining morphological and Molecular data in Taxonomic research

- Biodiversity and Conservation of Freshwater Fishes

- Conservation of Mahseer

- DNA Barcoding of Indian Fauna






  • Laskar, B.A., H. Adimalla, S. Kundu, D. Jaiswal & K. Chandra (2023). Genetic evidence on the occurrence of Channaharcourtbutleri (Annandale, 1918) in Eastern Ghats, India: first report from mainland India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(3): 22834–22840
  • Mandal, S., Mitra, S., Laskar, B A., Adimalla, H. and Jaiswal, D. (2022). A new species of freshwater crab of the genus Barytelphusa (Decapoda, Brachyura, Gecarcinucidae) from the Eastern Ghats of India. Crustaceana 95(1), 45-63.  doi: IF=0.529
  • Laskar BA, Kumar V, Kundu S, Tyagi K, Chandra K (2018) Taxonomic quest: validating two mahseer fishes (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) through molecular and morphological data from biodiversity hotspots in India. Hydrobiologia,
  • Tyagi K, Kumar V, Singha D, Chandra K, Laskar BA, Kundu S, Chakraborty R, Chatterjee S (2017) DNA Barcoding studies on Thrips in India: Cryptic species and Species Complex. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, Doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05112-7.
  • Laskar BA, Bhattacharjee MJ, Dhar B, Mahadani P, Kundu S, Ghosh SK (2013)      The species dilemma of Northeast Indian mahseer (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae): DNA barcoding in clarifying the riddle. PLoS ONE, 8(1) e53704.
  • Bhattacharjee MJ, Laskar BA, Dhar B, Ghosh SK (2012) Identification and re-evaluation of freshwater catfishes through DNA barcoding.  PLoS ONE, 7(11) e49950.


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