|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ompok pabda (Hamilton, 1822)|
|Common Name||Two Stripe Gulper Catfish|
|Type Locality||Ponds and rivers of Bengal.|
|Synonym(s)||Callichrous pabda, Silurus pabda|
|Pronunciation||Awm pok - pahb DAH|
|Etymology||The etymology of Ompok is unclear. It is believed to be a corruption of the Indonesian name for mid-sized silurid catfishes, limpok. The specific epithet comes from pabda, the Bengali name of the fish.|
|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. |
Distinguished by relatively short maxillary barbels (not extending beyond tip of pectoral fin) and 48-54 branched anal-fin rays.
|Sexing||Males are more slender and have strong serrations on the posterior edge of the pectoral spine (females lack these serrations).|
|General Remarks||The species is said to occur throughout southern Asia as far west as Afghanistan and as far east as Mynamar, but the identities need to be verified.|
|Distribution||Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Reported from Bhutan. |
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Ganges (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.|
|pH||6.0 - 7.4|
|Temperature||22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on live/frozen foods and other prepared foods such as pellets. Will also eat small fishes/shrimps.|
|Furniture||Provide plenty of hiding spaces in the form of driftwood or PVC pipes. Prefers an area of open water when active.|
|Compatibility||A relatively peaceful species that is compatible with most fish of equal size or larger. Not safe with small fishes.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges, pp 150, 374, Pl. 25 (fig. 47).|
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 20 01:55 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)|