Cat-eLog Right Arrow Siluridae Right Arrow Ompok

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Scientific Name Ompok weberi  (Hardenberg, 1936)
Common Name
Type Locality Padang Tikarbay, Kapuas River, Borneo.
Pronunciation Awm pok
Etymology The etymology of Ompok is unclear. It is believed to be a corruption of the Indonesian name for mid-sized silurid catfishes, limpok. 
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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.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Treubia, Buitenzorg v. 15 (pt 3), pp 232.
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Last Update 2018 Aug 15 11:35 (species record created: 2018 Aug 12 08:19)