Pradeep Mankodi

Pradeep Mankodi
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda | MSU · Department of Zoology

M. Sc., Ph. D.

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Introduction
Working on Anthozoan diversity (species and molecular) and distribution, impact of climate change etc.
Additional affiliations
August 1989 - October 2021
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Presently Visiting Faculty
Position
  • Involved in UG & PG teaching - Zoology
Education
March 1986
Indian Space Research Organization
Field of study
  • Remote Sensing Applications & GIS
June 1980 - June 1982
H. and H. B. Kotak Institute of Science
Field of study
  • Zoology
June 1976 - March 1986
Saurashtra University
Field of study
  • Zoology, Fishery Biology

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Publications (84)
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Nowadays, diseases issue are major concern in fish production. Similar to other animals, fishes also suffer from diseases. The stability of a fish population in particular habit is very often disrupted by various factors viz., disease, habitat destruction, depletion of resources or other application of environmental stressors, which affects our fis...
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The super class Pisces makes up more than half of the 55,000 species of living vertebrates. Fishes are very diverse animals and can be categorised in many ways. Fish species diversity is roughly divided equally between marine (oceanic) and freshwater ecosystems. Elasmobranchs are among the largest of the marine fish species. Sharks, rays, skates, s...
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The study on biological aspects of Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, 1758 was carried out in the three major estuaries of Gujarat viz., Sabarmati, Mahi and Tapi between June 2017 to March 2018. The Length–Weight Relationship represented that, male M. cephalus from Mahi and Tapi estuaries were showing positive allometric growth (b>3) while in Sabarmati estua...
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The present study was focused to investigate the biodiversity of the macro-benthic organisms along the rocky intertidal zones of the Saurashtra Coast. The study was conducted in two different phases from
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Pseudoceros susanae belongs to the order Polycladida in the phylum Platyhelminthes, has been reported for the first time from South Saurashtra coast of Gujarat, India. The Pseudoceros susanae found distributed to coastal areas like, the Chhara, Mul Dwarka, Dhamlej, Sutrapada, and Veraval coasts. Identification was mostly based on external morpholog...
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Planiliza planiceps (Valenciennes 1836) commonly known as tade-grey mullet is having non-carnivorous feeding habit, high-quality flesh, wide environmental resilience power and high fecundity make it a good candidate for poly-culture. A study was conducted on P. planiceps in the four major estuaries of Gujarat between June 2017 to March 2018. The si...
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Narke dipterygia (Bloch and Schneider, 1801), commonly known as numb ray, is a widely distributed species in the Arabian Sea and South-East Asian countries. It has been recorded from Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Viet Nam, China, Taiwan Province of China, and Japan. In India, the majority of the findings of th...
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Parasitic crustaceans infesting fishes excite the interest of researchers all over the world as they have the potential to harm the health of food fishes. Cymothoids are ectoparasitic isopods that parasitize teleost fish in different ways, including freshwater, brackish water, and marine seas. They are found mainly inhabiting the branchial, oral...
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Rhinomugil corsula (Hamilton, 1822) (Mugiliformes: Mugilidae) is the only representative of the genus Rhinomugil Gill, 1863, and is found in freshwater and brackish habitats. A study was carried out on R. corsula in the four major estuaries of Gujarat (Sabarmati, Mahi, Narmada and Tapi) from June 2017 to March 2018. The present study provides infor...
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Gujarat being a state having largest coastline and highest continental shelf in India represents diverse coastal habitats. Gujarat has vast potential of marine bioresources and offer considerable scope for marine fisheries. The ichthyofaunal diversity of Sutrapada, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat was investigated for a period of three years from June...
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A checklist of marine fishes from the coastal areas of Jakhau and Mandvi, Gulf of Kachchh, west coast of Gujarat, India, was compiled through the fish collection from December 2013 to March 2015. On examination, a total of 20 orders, 47 families and 96 species were recorded. Of these four species were recorded from class Elasmobranchii and 92 speci...
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Deltamethrin, a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide contaminating aquatic ecosystem as a potential toxic pollutant is under investigation in the present study of chronic toxicity. Bony shes were selected for the bioassay experiment. The 96hr LC 50 value, behavioural assessment post treatment and evaluation of stress parameters by studying the histopat...
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A new distributional record of a deep pugnosepony fish belonging to the family Leiognathidae, Secutorindicius has been caught for the first time from the Western coast of India at Jakhau landing centre, Kachchh district, Gujarat. The morphometric and meristic characters of the specimen were measured using standard available keys. Further, the DNA b...
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Marine environment has tremendous potential to meet the demands of pharmacological industries rendering large array of bio-active compounds. This chapter deals with the role of molluscs in amelioration of various physical impairments and disorders. The phylum mollusca is the second largest invertebrate phylum, comprising 80,000 existing species. Th...
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Mullets are the shes of family Mugilidae belong to order Actinopterygii, which lives in coastal and marine habitats. These shes are also found in coastal lagoons, rivers, and estuaries. Mullets occupy a comparatively low position in the food web and are thus relatively ecient secondary producers of protein. They are situated at the base of the food...
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The wetland systems, characterized by transition between terrestrial and aquatic systems;which also include shallow reservoirs; are important in a number of ways to human and environment. Such systems are known for providing ecological services such as supporting higher biodiversity, nutrient cycling, sediment retention, flood control, combating dr...
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Gobiids are a large group of fishes inhabiting freshwater, marine and brackish water habitats. Trypauchen is the Indo-Pacific genus and comprises of two species: Trypauchen pelaeos known from Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China; and T. vagina, distributed from Kuwait, along the coasts of India, ranging eastward to the Philippines, Taiwan...
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The Water Quality Index (WQI) of the Thol Wetland was calculated based on water quality parameters like pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Phosphate, Alkalinity Magnesium, % Sodium, Sodium Absorption Ratio, Chloride and Sulphate. Physico chemical parameters of water samples were analyzed for summer, monsoon and winter seasons during the year 2015 analysis...
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Gobiids are a large group of fishes inhabiting freshwater, marine and brackish water habitats. Trypauchen is the Indo-Pacific genus and comprises of two species: Trypauchen pelaeos known from Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China; and T. vagina, distributed from Kuwait, along the coasts of India, ranging eastward to the Philippines, Taiwan...
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Gobiids are a large group of fishes inhabiting freshwater, marine and brackish water habitats. Trypauchen is the Indo-Pacific genus and comprises of two species: Trypauchen pelaeos known from Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China; and T. vagina, distributed from Kuwait, along the coasts of India, ranging eastward to the Philippines, Taiwan...
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The freshwater fishes of Gujarat have been largely untouched owing to the principal focus on the large marine sectors. In this paper, taxonomic identification has been done for few of the species and DNA barcoding has been attempted to strengthen the identification. This modern approach led us to the present study in which the classification of 52...
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Corallimorpharia is an order of marine Cnidarians. Representative of this group is commonly found in littoral and sub littoral zone with rocky substratum. This study report new occurrence and distribution range of Rhodactis cf. rhodostoma (Hemprich and Ehrenberg in Ehrenberg, 1834) (Class: Anthozoa, Order: Corallimorpharia) from coral reefs of Gulf...
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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Electron Dispersal Spectroscopy (EDS) are aiding tools in the identification of diversity and the study of organisms. To carry out species specific identification, along with morphological and morphometric features, some anatomical characteristics are required to be assessed. Microscopic and sub-microscopic fe...
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Coral reefs are often termed underwater wonderlands due to the presence of an incredible biodiversity including numerous invertebrates and vertebrates. Among the dense population of benthic and bottom-dwelling inhabitants of the reef, many significant species remain hidden or neglected by researchers. One such example is the vermetids, a unique gro...
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Coral reefs are complex ecosystems of great ecological significance. High productivity, with exceptional and very concentrated biodiversity are the common features of this ecosystem. The order Zoantharia (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) is comprised of a relatively little studied group of colonial cnidarians, frequently abundant on coral reefs of Saurashtr...
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Sea anemone, Urticina cledenstina (Order: Actiniaria, Family: Actinidae, Genus: Urticina) is commonly found in the mid littoral zone at Vadodara-jhalaof the Saurashtra coast, Gujarat. Its presence in shallow tide pools in the intertidal zone makes them at risk to various environmental stresses during both low and high tide. The purpose of the prese...
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Zoanthids, the benthic Anthozoans are found in nearly all coastal marine environments. Zoanthids have become recent interests in the field of scientific study because of the challenge they offer in their taxonomic discernment due to the morphological variability within a species. In these study different methods has been carried out for sample pres...
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The resilience of an ecosystem is defined as the ability to resist the changing environmental conditions. It shows the potential of an ecosystem to cope up with the disturbances lasting after adverse changes. In case of corals, such changes are evident by alteration in the patterns of growth, calcification, morphology and reproduction. The focus of...
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Algae are the most common inhabitants of coral reef, overgrowth of fleshy macro algae may be problematic to native coral colonies.Corals in Gulf of Kachchh are already under high pressure of sedimentation, desiccation and industrialization impact. Such overgrowing macro algae further increase the pressure on these coral colonies. Global warming has...
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The current paper deals with the diversity of fauna associated with zoanthids. Organisms like corals, sponges, tube worms, nematodes and zoanthids are found occupying same niche and therefore space competition is observed. Molluscs, although motile, are found within the Zoanthid colony for food and shelter.At the rocky intertidal area of Saurashtra...
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Corals are very important organisms because of their vulnerability to environmental conditions. Competition within benthic community, especially of corals and other animals, has drawn significant attention of scientists in past few decades. Here, we contribute the information on status of zoanthid distribution during past 30 years along Veraval int...
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The corals are very important due to its vulnerability due to environmental conditions. Further, competition within benthic community especially corals and other draw significant attention of scientists in last few decades. Here in this communication we are bring information on Zoanthids distribution and dominance during last 30 years at Veraval co...
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Rigorous study in the field of marine invertebrates is essentially required to generate a baseline data of the organisms of intertidal zone. Presence of Anthozoans from Gujarat is still under studied and baseline data is incomplete. Current study provides an understanding of distribution pattern of Anthozoans and their associates. The distribution...
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_____________________________________________________________________________________________ ABSTRACT The zoanthid genus Isaurus (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) is a well-known species from the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Based on morphological and molecular data, this species has been examined recently. We identified the Genus Isaurus during a reg...
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The zoanthid genus Isaurus (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) is a well-known species from the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Based on morphological and molecular data, this species has been examined recently. We identified the Genus Isaurus during a regular field visit. Identification was carried out using morphological data. On comparing the obtained mo...
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Soil is one of the most important components of aquatic ecosystem. It provides nutrition as well as substratum to the aquatic organisms. The depletion in soil quality may be due to the influence of anthropogenic activities around the water sheets. The present study deals with the assessment of soil quality of the urban ponds at Vadodara city (Gujar...
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ABSTRACT The zoanthid genus Isaurus (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) is a well-known species from the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Based on morphological and molecular data, this species has been examined recently. We identified the Genus Isaurus during a regular field visit. Identification was carried out using morphological data. On comparing the ob...
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The present study was conducted at three sites having different coastal characteristics in Northern Gulf of Kachchh namely Mandvi, Mundra and Sanghi. In this study a total of 36 species of 18 families of gastropods were recorded from Gulf of Kachchh of which Sanghi, Mundra and Mandvi recorded 17, 13 and 25 species respectively. The species density...
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Bleaching is the breakdown of symbiotic relation of anthozoans and zooxanthellae. Bleaching at local scales has been reported for almost a century. Mass bleaching at larger geographical scales, is relatively a new phenomenon. There are major factors like elevated temperature and ocean acidification; factors like high solar irradiance, sedimentation...
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Bleaching is the breakdown of symbiotic relation of anthozoans and zooxanthellae. Bleaching at local scales has been reported for almost a century. Mass bleaching at larger geographical scales, is relatively a new phenomenon. There are major factors like elevated temperature and ocean acidification; factors like high solar irradiance, sedimentation...
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The present study is the investigation of physico-chemical status of Danteshwar pond of Vadodara city. The water quality parameters selected for the study were dissolved oxygen, pH, chloride, total hardness, nitrates and phosphates. The sampling duration was from February, 2010 to April, 2010. Samples were collected from four pre-decided points fro...
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In the present study two ponds of Vadodara City, Gujarat were selected for analysis of the chemical properties of their water. Both the ponds were almost equally surrounded by human settlements. Mahadev Pond was having a constructed boundary where as Bapod Pond had a natural boundary with inward slope. The chemical parameters selected for analysis...
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Hydrozoans belong to the phylum Cnidaria. Hydrozoans can simply be broken into three categories: Fern-like colonies of animals, others closely resemble corals like fire coral, and Floating Hydrozoans. Here we report the presence of floating hydrozoans (Physalia, Porpita, Valella) from the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat State. Pre-monsoon presence of t...
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Hydrozoans belong to the phylum Cnidaria. Hydrozoans can simply be broken into three categories: Fern-like colonies of animals, others closely resemble corals like fire coral, and Floating Hydrozoans. Here we report the presence of floating hydrozoans (Physalia, Porpita, Valella) from the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat State. Pre-monsoon presence of t...
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The present study was carried out with an aim to understand morphometric relationship of Tilapia (Oreochromis mossaimbicus) from natural waters. Samples were collected from two different ponds viz., Sama pond and Danteshwar pond of Vadodara city. These morphometric data represent specific structure of the inhabitant fish population of these ponds....
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A survey for zoanthids was carried out along the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat. However, their identification is not documented critically and only till generic level has been reported. Brachycnemic zoanthids are described by the 5th mesentery being incomplete. Here in this paper we present the species level identification based on authentic identifi...
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Documentation of biodiversity has become very important aspect of science now a day due to various environmental influences. Fish diversity of any regime has great significance in assessment of that zone reference to environment and pollution, as well as contributes to the necessary information for fisheries. Several fishes are considered bio-indic...
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The present investigation deals with the study of physico-chemical status of Danteshwar pond. For such assessment the water quality for parameters like water temperature, pH, acidity, alkalinity, dissolved oxygen, chloride and calcium, magnesium and total hardness, phosphate, nitrate, total solids were analyzed monthly during October 2009 to Septem...
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The wildlife health is of major concern for conservation management of protected areas. Water borne infections have potentials of wide spread occurrence of diseases. Since the wild animals, cattle and humans (maldharis) utilize the same source or point for water it is possible that the source may get contaminated. Under a comprehensive study in Gir...
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Zoanthids like Pafythoa spp. are known to have interaction with the organisms in their surroundings. They are thought to be competitive with other intertidal organisms. In the present study, we made a visual observation of the invasion of Palythoa onto the hard coral Porites sp. We found that Palythoa is competing with Porites for space. As both ar...
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Zoanthids like Palythoa spp. are known to have interaction with the organisms in their surroundings. They are thought to be competitive with other intertidal organisms. In the present study, we made a visual observation of the invasion of Palythoa onto the hard coral Porites sp. We found that Palythoa is competing with Porites for space. As both ar...
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Zooplankton are the grazers on the phytoplankton and a food base for the carnivorous as well as omnivorous fishes, have been reported in percentage composition of different groups. The diversity of various types of zooplankton was studied of fresh water reservoir Nyari – II Rajkot district, Gujarat. The planktonic forms were collected from the surf...
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The water quality is characterized by various physico-chemical parameters. These parameters change widely due to many factors like source of water, type of pollution, seasonal flucations etc. The urban pond is influenced by several extrinsic factors which may alter the structural and functional components of such ecosystem. The present study deals...
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Nyari – II reservoir is located in Rajkot district of Gujarat. The reservoir provides water for irrigation in surrounding agriculture fields and drinking water to the urban area of Rajkot. This reservoir is also used for stocking of fresh water fishes and is good source of inland fisheries of the Rajkot district. To evaluate sustained fisheries and...
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The dry deciduous Gir forest has typical physiography where the surface and subsurface water rapidly drains towards the sea. Thus, Gir PA (protected area) is water scarce zone. The essential work components include studies to enhance the potentials of surface water availability and groundwater recharge, to survey structures for their suitability su...
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The diversity of various types of plankton like, phytoplankton and zooplankton were studied for river Narmada near Bharuch in Gujarat. Three sites were selected on river Narmada on its northern bank on the basis of utility of riverine resource. The plankton were collected by a standard plankton net from three different sites of river Narmada. The p...
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Limnology is related to the study of various aspects of freshwater ecosystems, within continental boundaries. The freshwater resources have deteriorated both in quality and quantity inmany ways, and there is presence of pathogens which are responsible for causing diseases like dysentery, typhoid, and cholera etc. The quality of water is characteriz...
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The bivalve molluscans of the Northern Gulf of Kachchh were studied at three station named Sanghi, Mundra and Mandvi during 2007- 09. A total of 16 species from 10 families and 13 genera were recorded during study. The density of bivalve molluscs was ranged from 167-1202/m2. Few species like Crossostrea sp., Crossostrea edulis, Ostrea edulis, Sacco...
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Limmnological study is one of the most important approaches to study the functional aspects of the fresh water bodies. The urban pond is influenced by several extrinsic factors which may alter the structural and functional components of such ecosystem. The present study deals with the seasonal variation in the water quality of the urban pond at Vad...
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Nyari II reservoir is located in Rajkot district of Gujarat State near Rangpar village at Latitude: 22o 21’45" N and Longitude: 70o 40’15" E. The main purpose of construction of this reservoir was to provide water for irrigation in surrounding agricultural fields and drinking water supply to Rajkot Urban Development Area. However, as it has good wa...
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Ecological associations are the inter-relationship between the species and their environment. Oceanographic processes like upwelling events and formation of eddies, rings, and fronts have been monitored using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Advanced Very High Resolution (NOAA AVHRR) and Indian Remote Sensing Satellite-P4-Ocean Colou...
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Ecological associations are the inter-relationship between the species and their environment. Oceanographic processes like upwelling events and formation of eddies, rings, and fronts have been monitored using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Advanced Very High Resolution (NOAA AVHRR) and Indian Remote Sensing Satellite-P4-Ocean Colou...