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Jump to next section Summary of Ompok
Pronounced Awm pok
Etymology The etymology of Ompok is unclear. It is believed to be a corruption of the Indonesian name for mid-sized silurid catfishes, limpok.
Identification The catfish genus Ompok La Cepède, 1803, consists of medium-sized silurid fishes found in inland waters throughout South and Southeast Asia. The genus is traditionally diagnosed by the presence of a short dorsal fin with 4 rays, strongly forked caudal fin, subcutaneous eye that is set immediately posterior to the mouth rictus and two patches of palatal teeth (Weber & de Beaufort, 1913). Bornbusch (1995) showed that Ompok, as currently understood, is probably paraphyletic.
Size Smallest 81mm, largest 1000mm, average 315mm, most commonly 450mm. All SL.
Species There are 26 "species" in the database
Keepers 6 species (23%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Ompok bimaculatus (30.3%)
2. Ompok pabda (24.24%)
3. Ompok eugeneiatus (18.18%)
4. Ompok siluroides (15.15%)
5. Ompok rhadinurus (9.09%)
6. Ompok malabaricus (3.03%)

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