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Volume 2 | Number 1 | December 2010 v2i1.25 taprobanica 2 1

v2i1.25

Volume 2 | Number 1 | December 2010
Maor Article
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)
DOI:10.47605/tapro.v2i1.25

Submitted date: 29 March 2010
Accepted date: 07 October 2010
Published date: 30 December 2010
Pp. 25–29, Pl. 1

ADDRESSING THE WALLACEAN SHORTFALL : AN UPDATED CHECKLIST OF ICTHYOFAUNA OF CHEMBARAMPAKKAM TANK

J.D. Marcus Knight*
*E-mail: jdmarcusknight@yahoo.co.in

Abstract
Fish fauna of Chennai has been systematically surveyed for the past 100 years. Subsequent surveys have not been as comprehensive as the first study. As a result premature conclusions about species extinctions and species displacement by introduced species have emerged in publications from time to time. In this paper, I present a comprehensive survey of Chembarampakkam tank, one of the freshwater tanks in Chennai which has been surveyed for the past 100 years. The results highlight the significance of Wallacean shortfall.

Key words : Chembarampakkam, Chennai, diversity, freshwater fish, Madras, non-native

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