Micronema hexapterus (Bleeker, 1851)
Micronema hexapterus
photo by Warren, T.

Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Max. size:  24 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Thailand to Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal soft rays: 74-83. Head length 6.5-7.2 times in SL; a single patch of vomerine teeth (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Found in rivers, streams and canals. Feeds mainly on small fishes, along with prawns and insect larvae. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 16.05.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.03.08
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.08.01

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