Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
This species is questionably a synonym of Micronema cheveyi (Durand, 1940) according to Kottelat (1998: Ref. 027732), which is retained by Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Chao Phrya (Thailand) and lower Mekong.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 66 - 68. No dorsal fin; deep body (3.8-4.0 times in SL); head 5.8-6.0 times in SL; jaws equal-sized; a single patch of vomerine teeth (Ref. 12693). Head depressed; snout bluntly rounded; eyes small, covered with sebaceous membrane; barbels 2 pairs (Ref. 45563).
Inhabits streams and canals in the floodplain. Feeds mainly on small fishes as well as prawns and insect larvae. Moves into inundated forests and floodplains during the high water season. Sold fresh (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00305 - 0.01191), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .