Cat-eLog Right Arrow Siluridae Right Arrow Ompok

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Scientific Name Ompok supernus  Ng, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Rungan River drainage in the viciniy of Tangkiling, Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo.
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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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: Rungan River drainage in Kalimantan Tengah, southern Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Southern Borneo Waters, Rungan (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 Zootaxa No. 1877
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Last Update 2009 Dec 13 02:10 (species record created: 2008 Nov 23 11:00)