Bailey and Gans 1998
Holotype and only known specimen: UMMZ 228131, 176mm TL.
Known only from the type locality: a well at Periyam village, northern Kerala State, India (altitude 50m) (10o38’N, 76o22’E). This sits is approximately 100 km north of the type (and only known) locality for Monopterus eapeni.
The well is in a flat area surrounded by paddy fields. No details of the real habitat are known as only one specimen was taken from the well. It is likely that the fish inhabits small conduits in a laterite aquifer.
Despite the rather short distance between the localities for the two subterranean Monopterus species they appear to be quite different (Bailey and Gans 1998) although it must be noted that both species are known only from single individuals. Until further specimens are available it will not be possible to make sensible statements about their relationships. Britz et al. (2016) state that external similarity to West African Monopterus species suggests that M. roseni might be a member of the ‘Amphipnous group’ within Monopterus.
(Raghavan, R. and Ali, A. 2011. Monopterus roseni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T172478A6900390.en. Downloaded on 06 July 2017).
As above only.
- Rosen, D. E. and Greenwood, P. H. (1976)
- Bailey, R. M. and Gans, C. (1998)
- Gopi, KC (2002)
- Dahanukar, N, Raut, R and Bhat, A (2004)
- Gopi, KC (2006)
- Ollier, CD and Sheth, HC (2008)
- Pati, AK and Parganiha, A (2010)
- Vincent, M and Thomas, J (2011)
- Dahanukar, N, Raghavan, R, Ali, A, Abraham, R and Shaji, CP (2011)
- Vincent, M (2012)
- Raghavan, R., Das, K, Nameer, PO, Bijukumar, A and Dahanukar, N (2016)
- Britz, R, Doherty-Bone, TM, Kouete, MT, Sykes, D and Gower, DJ (2016)
|Rosen, D. E. and Greenwood, P. H.||Journal Article||1976||A fourth neotropical species of synbranchid eel and the phylogeny and systematics of synbranchiform fishes|
|Bailey, R. M. and Gans, C.||Journal Article||1998||Two new synbranchid fishes, Monopterus roseni from penisular India and M. desilvai from Sri Lanka|
|Gopi, KC||Journal Article||2002||A new synbranchid fish, Monopterus digressus from Kerala, peninsular India|
|Dahanukar, N, Raut, R and Bhat, A||Journal Article||2004||Distribution, endemism and threat status of freshwater fishes of the Western Ghats of India|
|Gopi, KC||Book||2006||Fish Fauna of Kozhikode District, Keraia, South India|
|Ollier, CD and Sheth, HC||Journal Article||2008||The High Deccan duricrusts of India and their significance for the ‘laterite’ issue|
|Pati, AK and Parganiha, A||Book Section||2010||Subterranean fishes of India|
|Vincent, M and Thomas, J||Journal Article||2011||Observations on the foraging behaviour of a subterranean fish Monopterus digressus (Synbranchiformes: Synbranchidae)|
|Dahanukar, N, Raghavan, R, Ali, A, Abraham, R and Shaji, CP||Book Section||2011||Chapter 3. The status and distribution of freshwater fishes of the Western Ghats|
|Vincent, M||Journal Article||2012||Occurence, distribution and troglomorphisms of subterranean fishes of penninsular India|
|Raghavan, R., Das, K, Nameer, PO, Bijukumar, A and Dahanukar, N||Journal Article||2016||Protected area and imperriled endemic freshwater biodiversity in the Westren Ghats hotspot|
|Britz, R, Doherty-Bone, TM, Kouete, MT, Sykes, D and Gower, DJ||Journal Article||2016||Monopterus luticolus, a new species of swamp eel from Cameroon (Teleostei: Synbranchidae)|