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micronemus, Silurus Bleeker [P.] 1846:18 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 21 (art. 5); ref. 313] Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 6841. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1863.12.4.75 (1), 1863.12.4.95-96 (2). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:375 [ref. 29155]. Appeared later in Bleeker 1846:289 [ref. 19349]. Micronema typus Bleeker 1858 is an unneeded substitute. Derivation of name uncertain, most authors use the incorrect name micronema, the noun should remain micronemus. Note that Bleeker also named a species Pangasius macronema. •Valid as Kryptopterus micronema (Bleeker 1846) -- (Roberts 1989:149 [ref. 6439], Burgess 1989:86 [ref. 12860], Kottelat et al. 1993:69 [ref. 23448], Kottelat & Lim 1995:240 [ref. 23210]). •Valid as Micronema micronemus (Bleeker 1846) -- (Rainboth 1996:148 [ref. 22772] as micronema, Kottelat 2001:128 [ref. 25780], Ng 2003:1 [ref. 27568], Kottelat & Widjanarti 2005:161 [ref. 28284]). •Valid as Phalacronotus micronemus (Bleeker 1846) -- (Ferraris 2007:375 [ref. 29155], Kottelat 2013:236 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Valid as Phalacronotus micronemus (Bleeker 1846). Siluridae. Distribution: Mekong and Chao Phraya River basins and Sundaland, southeastern Asia. Habitat: freshwater.