Cat-eLog Right Arrow Siluridae Right Arrow Ompok

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Scientific Name Ompok rhadinurus  Ng, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality Irrigation canal on western boundary, North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia.
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. 
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Size 214mm or 8.4" 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: Kapuas River drainage in western Borneo; Batang Hari, Deli, Indragiri and Musi River drainages in Sumatra, Indonesia; and Bernam, Endau, Pahang, Pattani and Perak River drainages in Malay Peninsula.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Western Borneo Waters, Kapuas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Batang Hari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Deli (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Peninsular Thailand Waters, Pattani (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters, Pahang (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters, Bernam (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Indragiri (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Musi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters, Endau (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters, Perak (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding In nature: Feeds on smaller fishes and crustaceans.
Furniture Inhabits large, slow flowing rivers and lakes. Juveniles sometimes occur in smaller streams.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Journal of Fish Biology v. 62 (no. 6), pp 1299, Figs. 3, 5b.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 14 07:43 (species record created: 2006 Oct 13 10:06)