Mr. Surendar C.

Assistant Zoologist

Mr. Surendar C.

Assistant Zoologist

Highest Academic degree, year

M. Sc.



General Non-Chordata Section, HQ, Kolkata.

Email Address

Phone Number

+91 9444 170156

Area of Expertise

Taxonomy: Echinodermata and Scleractinian Corals (Acropora)

Experience after Ph. D.

9 years (After M.Sc.)

Significant Achievements




Worked in Review and Revision of Scleractinian Corals of India.

Contribution to the taxonomy of Indian echinoderms.

Worked in India’s first Biorock installation.

Worked in ZSI-IOCL coral translocation project.



Research Focus



Taxonomy and classification of echinoderms and scleractinian coral (Acropora).

Species diversity and distribution patterns of echinoderms and Acropora coral.

Population studies of seacucumber of Gulf of Mannar.

Restoration and translocation of coral reef.





















Rajkumar Rajan, Paramasivam, K., Shrinivaasu, S., Venkatraman, C., Venkataraman, K., Padmanaban,P., Surendar, C.,Rajendar Kumar and Vanishree. J. 2017. Fauna (Epibenthic and Epifauna) associated with Sea Grass Ecosystems in Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar. Rec. Zoo. Surv. India, Occ. Paper no. 387: 1-96.

Surendar, C., Lazarus, S., Chandran, R., Nisha, J. C., Rajan, G. C., & Satyanarayana, C. (2019). In situ observations increase the diversity records of Rocky-reef inhabiting Echinoderms along the South West Coast of India. Ind. J.Bio-Geo Mar. Sci., 48(10) 1528-1533.

Surendar, C., Marimuthu, N. & Satyanarayana, Ch. (2021). Echinodermata, In: Chandra, K., Raghunathan, C., Pillai, H.U.K., Jasmine P. and Mondal, T., Deep Sea Faunal Diversity in India: 489-515 (Published by the Director, Zool. Surv. India,).

Rajan, R., Rajan, P.T., Mishra, S.S., Raheem, A., Srinivaasu, S., Surendar, C. and Damodhor, A. T. (2021). Fishes of Lakshadweep archipelago: new records, review and a revised checklist. Mar. Biodivers. Rec. 14, 14.

Rajan, R., Rajan, P.T., Moses, K.S., Mishra, G.K., Immanuel, T., Naik, D., Rajan, S., Pattnaik, R., Raheem, C.N.A., Shrinivaasu, S., Paramasivam, K. and Surendar, C. (2021), Fishes and Corals of Lakshadweep new records with revised checklist, Department of Environment and Forest, Lakshadweep, pp: 139.

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