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  • Ompok taytayensis
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Scientific Name Ompok taytayensis  Herre, 1924
Common Name
Type Locality Small fresh-water creek, near Taytay, Palawan, Philippines
Pronunciation 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. Named after Taytay, which is near the type locality.
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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.
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Distribution Asia: Taytay, Palawan, Philippines.
Philipines Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)