The Aquatic Biodiversity & Systematics Research Community in the Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala is led by Prof.A.Biju Kumar. Over the last one decade, the lab has brought to light a series of new genera and species of aquatic organisms from both marine and freshwater environment, besides training a large number of researchers on taxonomy. The success of the research team is attributed to a team of young and passionate researchers, who collaborate with leading taxonomists across the world for updating their knowledge. Further, a good rapport is maintained with citizen scientists and fisher folk across India to update knowledge on aquatic biodiversity. The major taxa currently under investigation include Cnidaria, Crustacea, Mollusca, Echinodermata, marine turtles, pelagic birds and marine mammals.