Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335); papulifera: Derived from the Latin papula (a small rounded tumor on skin) and ferre (to bear on oneself).
adjective. More on authors: Kottelat, Harries & Proudlove.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: known with certainty only from the Krem Synrang Pamiang system in Meghalaya, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57820)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Can be differentiated from all its congeners in having the lower half of the head covered by numerous small skin projections and 5 pores in the supratemporal canal of the cephalic lateral-line system. Additional distinguishing characters include white body, vestigial eyes, incomplete lateral line (reaching only to vertical above pelvic-fin origin) and absence of axillary pelvic bone (Ref. 57820).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., D.R. Harries and G.S. Proudlove, 2007. Schistura papulifera, a new species of cave loach from Meghalaya, India (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Zootaxa 1393:35-44. (Ref. 57820)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00260 - 0.01460), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .