Debabrata Panda

Debabrata Panda
Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture | CIFA · Aquaculture

Ph.D. (FRM)

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June 2016 - June 2016
Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute
Position
  • Researcher
December 2009 - March 2015
Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute
Position
  • Scientist
October 2006 - December 2009
Central Institute of Fisheries Education
Position
  • Ph. D. Student

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Publications (58)
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Giant freshwater prawn (GFP), Macrobrachium rosenbergii, is a tropical species widely cultured in several countries across the world. It has high market demand accompanied by attractive prices. The global farmed production of this species in 2018 was 237,124 tonnes (t) valued over 1.93 billion USD. Due to its importance in freshwater aquaculture, s...
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Assessment of life history strategies of economically important small indigenous fishes (SIF) which are rich in nutritive values is essential and imperative to artisanal and subsistence small-scale inland fisheries of Indian tropical reservoirs. The present investigation aims to estimate the food selectivity in juveniles and adults, reproductive tr...
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The present investigation included diet composition and feeding habits of sin croaker (Johnius dussumieri) based on the monthly examination of 1031 specimens along Ratnagiri coast of India from December 2009 to November 2011. Results indicate that J. dussumieri is a carnivore feeder and feeds upon narrow range of food items. Crustaceans were identi...
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The present study investigates the success of stocking fingerlings of Indian major carps ‐Gibelion catla (Hamilton), Labeo rohita Hamilton and Cirrhinus mrigala Hamilton – to enhance fish yield in 58 small reservoirs in Odisha State, India. Fish stocking and yield data were collected from State Fisheries Department, Odisha. The relationships betwee...
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This chapter presents the synthesis of research findings on finfish and shellfish fauna and their status, fish yield potential and fisheries output, fishing methods, issues and management needs for sustainable fisheries development of Chilika lagoon, Odisha, India. The hydrological intervention by opening a new connection (mouth) to the Bay of Beng...
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The present study deals with the first record of Trachicephalus uranoscopus and its morphological descriptions from Chilika lagoon, Odisha coast of India. The species (T. uranoscopus) as well as the family (Synanceiidae) are new additions to the ichthyofaunal diversity of the lagoon.
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This study provides length-weight relationship and condition factor (K) of Indian river shad Gudusia chapra (Hamilton, 1822) collected from Panchet Reservoir, Jharkhand, India during October 2014 to September 2015 using gillnets and drag nets. About 342 specimens (153 male and 189 female) of length range 4.7 to 15.1cm were collected. Length-weight...
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Fish assemblage structure in Panchet, a large tropical reservoir along river Damodar, major tributary of river Ganga in India, was studied along the spatial gradient of the impoundment. Fish samples were collected bimonthly from October 2014 to September 2016. Fish community structure in terms of species composition, relative abundance, and trophic...
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Length-weight relationship (LWR) of 661 numbers of hatchery-produced magur, Clarias magur of all the life stages such as hatchlings, fry, fingerlings, juveniles, and adults were studied. The LWR of magur all the life stages were estimated and the equations are as follows, hatchlings W=0.0052*L1.282 (r²=0.8784), fry W=0.0088*L3.028 (r²=0.8113), fing...
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Reservoirs have been given priority as an important resource for fisheries enhancement in inland open waters. This paper described the spatial and temporal pattern of fish diversity using GIS platform, assemblage structure, and studied the influence of environmental parameters in these variables in a large tropical reservoir, Chandil, located in th...
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The study established the length-weight relationship and condition factor of Cyprinus carpio from the river Ganga. Fish samples of 342 having a size of 9.0 cm to 689 mm were studied to establish the length-weight relationship. The length-weight relationship was established as W = 0.03576 TL 2.749815 , W = 0.03266 TL 2.786091 and W = 0.032738 TL 2.7...
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The study established the length-weight relationship and condition factor of Cyprinus carpio from the river Ganga. Fish samples of 342 having a size of 9.0 cm to 689 mm were studied to establish the length-weight relationship. The length-weight relationship was established as W = 0.03576 TL 2.749815 , W = 0.03266 TL 2.786091 and W = 0.032738 TL 2.7...
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The Indian river shad, Gudusia chapra (Hamilton, 1822), is a commercially important freshwater clupeid that contribute to the livelihood of subsistence and marginal fisheries in inland open waters of India and its adjacent countries. The present study was carried out on the growth and mortality of Indian River shad, Gudusia chapra (Hamilton, 1822)...
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The finding of Blubberlip snapper, Lutjanus rivulatus from a Ramsar site of India, Chilika lagoon (located along Odisha coast) is reported. This is recorded for the first time from the lagoon. Details of morphology, morphometric and meristic characters are also discussed.
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The immaculate puffer fish, Arothron immaculatus was recorded for the first time from Chilika with a single specimen (TL: 107.9 mm) collected from the outer channel sector, adding a new record to the ichthyofaunal diversity of finfish species from the lagoon. © 2018, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR). A...
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Four species of carangids, Caranx papuensis, Carangoides ferdau, Trachinotus botla and Trachinotus baillonii are presented here as new records from Chilika Lagoon, India. Five specimen of C. ferdau obtained are of juveniles, and hence represent possibility of breeding or spawning ground in the lagoon. The other carangid species collected were durin...
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Surveys conducted to study the fish diversity of Chilika lagoon, east coast of India, during 27-30 May 2015 recorded the species Taeniamia macroptera (Dusky-tailed cardinalfish) belonging to the family Apogonidae. This is a new record from the lagoon. The species, occurring in marine waters along the costs of India, was recorded from the saline zon...
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The fisheries sector plays a vital role in the food, nutritional and livelihood security of people, especially in the rural regions of India. Reservoirs, the man made impoundments built on rivers/streams obstructing the surface flow, form an important resource for the fish production besides holding up economic growth through various cultural and e...
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The present study explains the population structure and genetic diversity of medium carp Labeo gonius by analyzing partial sequence of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b gene. Labeo gonius is a lower risk Near Threatened species, distributed throughout the North Indian major rivers, reservoirs and lakes. This species has a larger scope as an alternativ...
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Length–weight relationships were determined for two small indigenous cyprinid fishes: Osteobrama cotio (Hamilton, 1822) and Salmophasia phulo (Hamilton, 1822) collected from Panchet reservoir, Damodar River, India. About 143 specimens of Osteobrama cotio (5.2–10.4 cm TL) and 113 specimens of Salmophasia phulo (2.9–8.2 cm TL) were collected from Nov...
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Chagunius chagunio (Hamilton, 1822) was described based on specimens collected from Kangsabati reservoir, Damodar Basin, West Bengal. The species is described as a species of Chagunius with body elongated depth more than its head; mouth narrow and subterminal, barbels 2 pairs, longer than orbit; dorsal spine osseous, strong and recurved, its length...
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Catla (Catla catla) is a one of the most harvested Indian major carps and is widely cultured fish species in Indian subcontinent. In the present study, genetic variability between hatchery and wild stocks of Catla was surveyed using sequence data of mitochondrial DNA of partial 307 bp of cytochrome b region. A total of 174 Catla individuals were ex...
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The population structure and genetic diversity of Rohu (Labeo rohita Hamilton, 1822) was studied by analysis of the partial sequences of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b region. We examined 133 samples collected from six locations in three geographically isolated rivers of India. Analysis of 11 haplotypes showed low haplotype diversity (0.00150), nuc...
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The length weight relationships (LWRs) of six tropical fish species from Chilika Lagoon, India were studied. Specimens were caught using a wide range of fishing gear operated in the lagoon from January to December 2014. The fresh specimens were measured for total length and weight, then dissected and the sex confirmed. Previously unavailable in Fis...
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The study deals with the diversity and spatial distribution of the dinoflagellate class Dinophyceae in Chilika lagoon, north east coast of India. Thirty-eight species of dinoflagellates belonging to eight families were recorded, of which twelve are new reports to the lagoon. Of the twenty-six species recorded earlier, Neoceratium furca, Neoceratium...
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Dietary preference and feeding ecology of Nematalosa nasus (Bloch 1795) in Chilika lagoon, India, was investigated through analysis of prey items in the guts and that in the habitat. Of the 230 taxa identified from the habitat in plankton samples from the lagoon, thirty five taxa were recorded from the guts of the fish. Index of Relative Importance...
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The electric ray, Narcine timlei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), was recorded from the Chilika lagoon during March 2013 at site (19039’43.1” N; 85030’03.7” E), which is approximately 4 km from the New Mouth area. This is the first record of the occurrence of an electric ray from Chilika lagoon as also from Indian brackishwater ecosystems. Later five mor...
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Stock assessment of commercially important fishes along with the habitat characteristics of Chilika lagoon.
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An investigation was carried out to study the growth, mortality and exploitation of bigeye scad, Selar crumenophthalmus off the Mumbai coast during September 2008 to August 2009. The von Bertalanffy growth equation was derived as Lt = 310 mm [1−exp {−1.4 year −1 × ( t −(−0.059 year))}] with the growth performance index (ø’) of 3.13. The fishable li...
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Indian shad, Tenualosa ilisha, is a commercially important anadromous fish representing major catch in Indo-pacific region. The present study evaluated partial Cytochrome b (Cyt b) gene sequence of mtDNA in T. ilisha for determining genetic variation from Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea origins. The genomic DNA extracted from T. ilisha samples repres...
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Region-II of the ICAR under the provisions of Centre-State Coordination includes Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal and Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Such regional level meetings offer cross-fertilization of ideas pertaining to agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and fisheries offering scientific inputs and techn...
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A 307 bp segment of Cytochrome b gene of mtDNA was sequenced and analyzed for 90 individuals of Cirrhinus mrigala collected across the three rivers, namely Ganges, Narmada and Brahmaputra. Analyses revealed the presence of 14 haplotypes with haplotype diversity (h) ranging from 0.304 to 0.692, and nucleotide diversity (π) 0.002-0.043. The majority...
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The diversity and distribution of tintinnids in Chilika Lagoon has been studied with description of new records. The study revealed presence of 27 species belonging to eight genera and five families of which, 26 species are new records from the lagoon. The distribution pattern of tintinnids in the lagoon showed their presence along the central sect...
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The diversity and distribution of tintinnids in Chilika Lagoon has been studied with description of new records. The study revealed presence of 27 species belonging to eight genera and five families of which, 26 species are new records from the lagoon. The distribution pattern of tintinnids in the lagoon showed their presence along the central sect...
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Sin Croacker, Johnieops sina (Cuvier, 1830) is one of the commercially important and common demersal fish in the coastal waters of Ratnagiri along southern Maharashtra, India. In the context of local demand and economic importance, the gonadal maturation profile and fecundity of J. sina has been studied. Spent, mature and maturing females were reco...
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The population parameters like growth, mortality, exploitation rate and length at first capture of Arius caelatus and A. tenuispinis from Mumbai waters were investigated to derive information required for their management. Asymptotic length (L∞) and growth coefficient (K) were calculated as 520 mm and 0.70 year-1 for A. caelatus and 550 mm and 0.73...
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The population parameters viz., growth, mortality, exploitation ratio and length at first capture of Decapterus russelli and Megalaspis cordyla from Mumbai waters were investigated to derive requisite information for their effective management. The von Bertalanffy growth equations were derived as Lt = 25.6 cm [1-exp {-0.95 year-1 (t-(-0.00095))}] f...
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were studied by examination of 874 (454 male and 420 female) specimens collected during December 2009 - November 2011. The male fishes ranged from 100 to 195 mm in length and 8.2 to 80.1g in weight and females ranged from 105 to 232 mm in length and 9.4 to 128.2 g in weight . The length-weight relationship was established as W= 0.000006092 L 3.1342...
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Length-weight relationship, morphometric and meristic characters of Johnieops sina (Cuvier, 1830) from Ratnagiri waters were studied by examination of 874 (454 male and 420 female) specimens collected during December 2009-November 2011. The male fishes ranged from 100 to 195 mm in length and 8.2 to 80.1g in weight and females ranged from 105 to 232...
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The length-weight relationships (LWR) of two species of carangids viz., Decapterus russelli and Megalaspis cordyla were worked out for male and female separately. No significant difference was observed in growth between sexes for both the species. Therefore, common equations were derived for both the sexes as W = 0.005975 L3.1680 (R2 = 0.899) and W...
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The length-weight relationships (LWR) of two species of carangids viz., Decapterus russelli and Megalaspis cordyla were worked out for male and female separately. No significant difference was observed in growth between sexes for both the species. Therefore, common equations were derived for both the sexes as W = 0.005975 L3.1680 (R2 = 0.899) and W...
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The sacred chank, Turbinella pyrum is exploited throughout the year along Thoothukudi coast. The life span of T. pyrum was estimated at about 13 years. The growth was observed to be high in the first three years of age, after which the individual attains maturity. Seasonal variation was found to have significant impact on the growth of T. pyrum and...
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An investigation was carried out to study the growth, mortality and exploitation of bigeye scad, Selar crumenophthalmus off the Mumbai coast during September 2008 to August 2009. The von Bertalanffy growth equation was derived as Lt ¼ 310 mm [12exp {21.4 year 21 × (t2(20.059 year))}] with the growth performance index (ø') of 3.13. The fishable life...

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Projects (2)
Project
1. To strengthen the infrastructure facilities for family production of genetically improved Macrobrachium rosenbergii (Scampi) at ICAR-CIFA to scale up the existing genetic improvement programme and to continue the genetic improvement programme to meet the breeder seed demand in the country. 2. To identify and partner with government and private scampi hatcheries (multiplier units) to spread the improved breed of scampi all across India. 3. To conduct grow out demonstration of new generations of CIFA GI scampi in different agro-climatic zones for creating the much needed awareness about the improved growth potential of CIFA GI scampi.
Archived project
CIFRI-CDA-ICZM Consultancy Project 2011-2016