|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ompok urbaini (Fang & Chaux, 1949)|
|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||181mm or 7.1" 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.|
|Distribution||Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Pasak River drainages in Indo-China.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 2) v. 21 (no. 2), pp 197, Fig. 2.|
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|Last Update||2014 Nov 13 23:16 (species record created: 2014 Nov 11 04:46)|