Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2013) 23:547–554 DOI 10.1007/s11160-013-9315-9 LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR Freshwater biodiversity of India: a response to Sarkar et al. (2013) • • Rajeev Raghavan Siby Philip Neelesh Dahanukar Anvar Ali Received: 14 May 2013 / Accepted: 18 June 2013 / Published online: 5 July 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013 Freshwater ﬁsh comprise one of the most threatened interpretations frequently appear in the peer reviewed vertebrate groups with close to one-third of the species literature, pulling back the very effectiveness that in danger of extinction (Dudgeon 2012) and several freshwater conservation science is embarking on. species already extinct (Baillie and Butcher 2012). Sarkar et al.’s (2013) paper on the freshwater ﬁsh This vulnerability has been largely attributed among biodiversity of India is extremely unintelligible, others, to the poor state of knowledge (Dudgeon 2003, contains inaccurate and misleading information, and 2012; Cooke et al. 2012), and the uneven distribution most importantly represents a case of serious scientiﬁc of conservation attention and investment (Darwall misconduct by having several clear cut cases of et al. 2011a) on freshwater ecosystems and their ‘verbatim plagiarism’. Entire paragraphs have been resources. lifted verbatim from a report published
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