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  • Micronema moorei
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Scientific Name Micronema moorei  Smith, 1945
Common Name
Type Locality Menam Chao Phya, near Paknampo, central Thailand.
Pronunciation mike row NEE mah
Etymology From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and nema, meaning thread. In reference to the relatively small barbels . 
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Size 230mm or 9.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia: Chao Phrya (Thailand) and lower Mekong.
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mekong, Lower Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Other Parameters Inhabits streams and canals in the floodplain.
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Feeding In the wild feeds mainly on small fishes as well as prawns and insect larvae.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 188
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Last Update 2016 Jul 12 20:52 (species record created: 2010 Feb 02 15:29)