Dr. Bijukumar

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Dr. Bijukumar is Professor and Head of the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. He has got nearly 30 years of research and teaching experience in the areas of taxonomy of fishes, Crustacea and Mollusca, biodiversity documentation, aquatic ecology and fisheries. He has described several new genera and about 50 species of aquatic organisms from Kerala coast, with his colleagues and students.Three species are named after him- ThyoninabijuiThandar, 2017 (Sea cucumber: Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Thyonidae); Leptarmabiju Devi and Ng, 2020 (Mangrove crab: Brachyura, Sesarmidae); Renocilabijui (Isopod fish parasite: Isopoda: Cymothoidae).