July 15, 2019
+91-44-24618817, 24616948
Faculty Member

Scientists

Raymond Jani Angel J. Dr.

Scientist
Discipline Aquaculture
Division Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Specialization Mariculture, Marine ornamental fish breeding, Crustacean systematics
Phone +91- 044 – 24618817
Fax +91- 044 – 24610311
Email raymondjani@ciba.res.in; raymonicar007@gmail.com

Brief profile:

Dr J Raymond Jani Angel is a scientist in the Division of Nutrition Genetics and Biotechnology, ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai. He earned his PhD in Aquaculture from ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai. He served his initial three years of service in ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair where his research work was focused on cage culture of marine finfishes, seed production of marine ornamental fishes and documenting mangrove and ichthyo- faunal biodiversity of the remotely located Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands. His main research interests are applied to growth improvement of candidate brackishwater aquaculture species using molecular tools. Other research work includes molecular systematics of coastal decapod crustaceans especially shrimps of family Penaeidae and Palaemonidae. More recent research has focused on population genetic studies of commercially important brackishwater crustaceans and captive breeding of brackishwater finfishes.

Research areas:

  1. Population genetic studies of commercially important brackishwater crustaceans and marine finfish breeding
  2. Molecular systematics of brackishwater finfishes and crustaceans
  3. Captive maturation, spawning and larval rearing of brackishwater finfishes

Current Research Projects:

  1. Outreach activity on fish genetic stocks (FISHCIBACOP200800400037)
  2. Application of advanced molecular and bioinformatic tools for improvement of brackishwater fish and shellfish (FISHCIBASIL201800700135)
  3. Application of improved techniques for captive maturation, assessment of reproductive biology, system development for induced breeding, larval rearing and seed production of brackishwater candidate finfish species (FISHCIBASIL201800300301)
Recognitions (National/international)
  1. Fellow of the Andaman Science Association.
  2. Letter of Appreciation from Tribal Council of Car Nicobar Islands for works benefitting Nicobari tribal community through Tribal Sub Plan.
  3. Certificate of Appreciation for contribution towards successful conduct of the World Brackishwater Aquaculture Conference BRAQCON- 2019.
  4. Awarded Best paper in national seminar on Emerging Trends in Indian Aquaculture held during 21st to 23rd of March, 2013 conducted by the University of Kerala.
  5. Awarded CIFE Institutional Fellowship for post graduation study in Aquatic Environment Management during 2008-2010.
  6. Awarded ICAR, Doctoral Fellowship for doing PhD in Aquaculture during 2010-2013.
  7. Qualified ICAR, National Eligibility Test (NET) in Aquaculture during 2011 and 2012.
Best 5 Publications during the Career
  1. J Raymond Jani Angel, Sekar Megarajan, Dhanasekaran Linga Prabu and Prerna Pandey. 2018. Use of fish growth hormone: augmenting productivity in aquaculture, pp 155-188. In: Sekar Megarajan and Prerna Pandey, 2018. Nature of Fish Growth Hormones, Delve Publishing, 392 pp.
  2. Kiruba-Sankar, J. Praveen Raj, K. Saravanan, K. Lohith Kumar, J. Raymond Jani Angel, Ayyam Velmurugan and S. Dam Roy. 2018. Invasive Species in Freshwater Ecosystems – Threats to Ecosystem Services. In book: Sivaperuman C, A Velmurugan, A K Singh and I Jaisankar. 2018. Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands, Academic Press (Elsevier), 125 London Wall, London EC2Y 5AS, United Kingdom.
  3. Raymond Jani Angel, J., Tiwari, V.K., Suresh Babu, P.P., Kiran Dube Rawat, Boby Ignatius, Pramod Kiran, R. B., Dam Roy, S., Charan, R., Deepti R. Nair., Srinivasa Rao, P. and Sreeramamurty, K.B. 2015. Captive breeding of a near threatened fish, pengba Osteobrama belangeri (Valenciennes, 1844) using three different inducing agents. Indian J. Fish., 62(4): 66-70.
  4. Praveenraj, J., R.K. Sankar, L. Kumar, J.R.J. Angel and S.D. Roy. 2017. A first report of Redigobius oyensi (de Beaufortt, 1913) (Teleostei: Gobionellinae) from Car Nicobar Island, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(10): 10853–10855.
  5. Kiruba-Sankar, P. Krishnan, S. Dam Roy, J. Raymond Jani Angel, M. P. Goutham-Bharathi, K. Lohith Kumar, P. Ragavan, M. Kaliyamoorthy, R. Muruganandam, S. Rajakumari, R. Purvaja and R. Ramesh. (2017). Structural complexity and tree species composition of mangrove forests of the Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 22(2): 217-234.
  6. Megarajan Sekar, Shiva Dhar Singh, J. Raymond Jani Angel, Dharmendra Kumar Meena, Nachimuthu Sivakumar, Eswaran Suresh and A. Kathirvelpandian. 2015. Growth promoting activity of Pangasianodon hypophthalmus recombinant growth hormone expressed in Escherichia coli. Indian J. Fish., 62 (1): 70-77.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years
  1. Praveenraj, J. D. M. Knight, R. Kiruba-Sankar, Beni Halalludin, J. J. A Raymond and V. R. Thakur (2018). Channa royi (Teleostei: Channidae): a new species of snakehead from Andaman Islands, India. Indian J. Fish., 65(4): 1-14.
  2. Kiruba-Sankar, P. Krishnan, S. Dam Roy, J. Raymond Jani Angel, M. P. Goutham-Bharathi, K. Lohith Kumar, P. Ragavan, M. Kaliyamoorthy, R. Muruganandam, S. Rajakumari, R. Purvaja and R. Ramesh. (2017). Structural complexity and tree species composition of mangrove forests of the Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 22(2): 217-234.
  3. Praveenraj, J., R.K. Sankar, L. Kumar, J.R.J. Angel and S.D. Roy. 2017. A first report of Redigobius oyensi (de Beaufortt, 1913) (Teleostei: Gobionellinae) from Car Nicobar Island, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(10): 10853–10855.