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|Scientific Name||Ompok binotatus Ng, 2002|
|Type Locality||Sungai Mandai Kechil near its confluence with Kapuas mainstream, 18 kilometers west southwest of Putussibau, 0°48'N, 112°47'E, Kalimantan Barat, Borneo, Indonesia.|
|Etymology||The etymology of Ompok is unclear. It is believed to be a corruption of the Indonesian name for mid-sized silurid catfishes, limpok.|
|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||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 13 (no. 1), pp 26, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2018 Aug 15 11:36 (species record created: 2018 Aug 12 13:48)|