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  • Ompok brevirictus
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Scientific Name Ompok brevirictus  Ng & Hadiaty, 2009
Common Name
Type Locality Lawe Sawah, Lawe Mokap, 3°09'46.0''N, 97°25'03.0''E, Nangore Aceh Darussalam Province, Sumatra, Indonesia.
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 125mm or 4.9" 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: Indonesia, Sumatra. Known from the short coastal rivers that drain the western face of the Leuser Mountain Range in northern Sumatra, including the Kreung Kluet (Kluet River) drainage.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 2232, pp 51, Figs. 1, 4a.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:24 (species record created: 2009 Oct 22 14:35)