Dr Raymond Jani Angel, Scientist

Dr Raymond Jani Angel, Scientist

Division of Genetics and Biotechnology, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR)

Email: [email protected]


My main research interests are the growth improvement of candidate brackishwater aquaculture species using molecular tools. I also conduct research on the molecular systematics of coastal decapod crustaceans, especially shrimps of the Penaeidae and Palaemonidae. My more recent research has focused on mangrove and ichthyo-faunal biodiversity of the remotely located Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. I gained my PhD in Aquaculture from the ICAR Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai.


  • Outreach activity on fish genetic stocks (FISHCIBACOP200800400037).
  • Biotechnological interventions and application of bioinformatic tools for improvement of brackishwater fish and shellfish (FISHCIBASIL201500700124).
  • Capture Based Aquaculture of Economically Important Marine Finfishes of Andaman.
  • Mariculture of selected marine fin fishes and shell fishes of Andaman waters.
  • Biophysical characterisation and site suitability analysis of Indian mangroves.
  • Cataloguing Inland Aquatic Diversity and Breeding of Indigenous Freshwater Fishes of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Characterisation and Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


Peer reviewed

  • Praveenraj, J., R.K. Sankar, L. Kumar, J. Raymond Jani 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.
  • K. Saravanan, P. Puneeth Kumar, Arunjyoti Baruah, J. Praveenraj, T. Sathish Kumar, S. Pramod Kumar, T. Sivaramakrishnan, A. Anuraj, J. Raymond Jani Angel, R. Kiruba Sankar and S. Dam Roy (2017). IHHNV infection from the wild shrimps of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Current Science, 113(10):2027-2031.
  • R. 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.
  • Praveenraj, J., R. Kiruba Sankar, S. Dam Roy, Lohith Kumar, K . Sailesh, J Raymond Jani Angel and Venkatesh R Thakur (2017). Danio rerio (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae): A New Record From Andaman Islands, India. Acta Ichthyologica Et Piscatoria, 47 (4): 391–396.

Book chapters/technical bulletins/manuals

  • R. 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: Sivaperuman C, A Velmurugan, A K Singh and I Jaisankar (eds.). Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands, Academic Press (Elsevier), 125 London Wall, London EC2Y 5AS, United Kingdom.
  • 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 (eds.) Nature of Fish Growth Hormones, Delve Publishing, 392 pp.
  • S. Dam Roy, Kiruba Sankar R., J Raymond Jani Angel, A.K.O. Ratheesh, Anuraj A. and K. Lohith Kumar (2017). Sustainable fisheries and mariculture in Andaman and Nicobar. 131-147, In: B. P. Mohanty. A. K. Das, B. K. Behera, Pranaya Parida, T. N. Chanu, D. Sathpathy, Shyama Misra and B. K. Das (eds.) Souvenir Book: National Seminar on “Priorities in Fisheries and Aquaculture”, (PFA- 2017). ICAR – Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata-700120, India. pp: 01-227.

Contact details

#75 Santhome High Road
MRC Nagar
Mobile: 09531956449
Email: [email protected]