Kottelat, Harries and Proudlove 2007
Holotype: MHNG 2680.074, Paratype: CMK 16040 (1).
Known for certain only from the type locality: Synrang Pamiang cave system, Jaintia Hills, Krem Umsngat entrance, 25°11'14"N, 92°21'03"E, Meghalaya State, India.
(Vishwanath, W. 2010. Schistura papulifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010:http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T168546A6511934.en. Downloaded on 14 July 2017). Schistura papulifera is currently known with certainty only from the Krem Synrang Pamiang cave system of less than 15 km², in the Jaintia Hills, eastern Meghalaya The species is considered to be Critically Endangered as it is known from a single location with highly restricted extent of occurrence and area of occupancy with threats from mining and quarrying resulting in habitat loss and decline in habitat quality.
Choudhury et al. (2017) record that the environmental conditions around the type locality are deterierating significantly and therefore the above category and criteria are clearly justified.
Khynriam and Sen (2014:20) report that a specimen of this species is in the collection of ZSI Shillong (V/F/ERS/ZSI/3032). However, this specimen was examined by Choudhury et al. (2017) who found that it is not S. papulifera but an undescribed species of Schistura which may, or may not, be a subterranean fish.
- Kottelat, M, Harries, DR and Proudlove, GS (2007)
- Harries, D.B., Ware, F.J., Fischer, C.W., Biswas, J. and Kharpran-Daly, B.D. (2008)
- Biswas, J. (2009)
- Kottelat, M (2012)
- Tringham, M. (2012)
- Khynriam, D and Sen, N (2014)
- Choudhury, H., Mukhim, D.K.B., Basumatary, S., Warbah, D.P. and Sarma, D. 2017 (2017)
- Absar, P.F., Mitra, S. and Kharkongor, I.J. (2017)
|Kottelat, M, Harries, DR and Proudlove, GS||Journal Article||2007||Schistura papulifera, a new specie sof cave loach from Meghalaya, India (Teleostei: Balitoridae)|
|Harries, D.B., Ware, F.J., Fischer, C.W., Biswas, J. and Kharpran-Daly, B.D.||Book||2008||A review of the biospeleology of Meghalaya, India|
|Biswas, J.||Journal Article||2009||The biodiversity of Krem Mawkhyrdop of Megalhaya, India, on the verge of extinction|
|Kottelat, M||Journal Article||2012||Draconectes narinosus, a new genus and species of cave fish from an island of Halong Bay, Vietnam (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).|
|Tringham, M.||Book Section||2012||The geology of the Kopili area in relation to its caves|
|Khynriam, D and Sen, N||Journal Article||2014||Taxonomic Study on Nemacheiline Loaches of North East India|
|Choudhury, H., Mukhim, D.K.B., Basumatary, S., Warbah, D.P. and Sarma, D. 2017||Journal Article||2017||Schistura larketensis, a new cavernicolous fish (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Meghalaya, Northeast India|
|Absar, P.F., Mitra, S. and Kharkongor, I.J.||Journal Article||2017||Teretamon spelaeum, a new species of freshwater crab (Crustacea: Decapoda: Potamidae) from a limestone cave in Meghalaya, India|