|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ompok miostoma (Vaillant, 1902)|
|Type Locality||Tepoe [= Lepo Tepu, 2°01'N, 114°01'E], Mahakam River drainage, Borneo.|
|Synonym(s)||Wallago miostoma, Wallagonia miostoma|
|Etymology||The etymology of Ompok is unclear. It is believed to be a corruption of the Indonesian name for mid-sized silurid catfishes, limpok.|
|Size||1000mm or 39.4" 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.|
|Distribution||Mahamam River basin, central Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, East Borneo Waters, Mahakam (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Notes from the Leyden Museum v. 24 (note 1), pp44.|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 11:01 (species record created: 2009 Oct 29 15:32)|