|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ompok hypophthalmus (Bleeker, 1846)|
|Type Locality||Jakarta [Batavia], Java, Indonesia. Bleeker specimens.|
|Synonym(s)||Callichrous macronema, Silurichthys hypophthalmus, Silurodes hypophthalmus, Silurodes macronema, Silurus hypophthalmus, Silurus macronema|
|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||300mm or 11.8" 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||Southeastern Asia: Java and Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Java Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Natuur-en Geneeskundig Archif voor Neerlandsch Indië v. 3 (no. 2), pp149.|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 11:00 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 11:52)|