|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ompok taytayensis Herre, 1924|
|Type Locality||Small fresh-water creek, near Taytay, Palawan, Philippines|
|Etymology||The etymology of Ompok is unclear. It is believed to be a corruption of the Indonesian name for mid-sized silurid catfishes, limpok. Named after Taytay, which is near the type locality.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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.|
|Distribution||Asia: Taytay, Palawan, Philippines.
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Philipp. J. Sci. v. 24 (no. 6) 703|
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|Last Update||2018 Oct 15 22:41 (species record created: 2005 Dec 19 00:00)|