|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ompok malabaricus (Valenciennes, 1840)|
|Common Name||Travancore Gulper Catfish|
|Type Locality||Malabar, India.|
|Synonym(s)||Callichrous malabaricus, Silurus malabaricus, Wallago malabaricus|
|Pronunciation||Awm pok - mala - bar - ee - cuss|
|Etymology||The etymology of Ompok is unclear. It is believed to be a corruption of the Indonesian name for mid-sized silurid catfishes, limpok. This species is named after its type locality.|
|Size||510mm or 20.1" 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.|
Indian waters, Peninsular India Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14, pp353.
Ompok supernus, a new catfish (Teleostei: Siluridae) from Borneo. Heok Hee Ng
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|Last Update||2014 Jan 19 04:40 (species record created: 2011 Nov 11 19:00)|