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Scientific Name Ompok platyrhynchus  Ng & Tan, 2004
Common Name
Type Locality Sungai Esu, about 15 minutes upstream of Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre, 4°32'17.9"N, 115°09'35.2"E, Belalong sub-basin, Temburong basin, Temburong District., Brunei Darussalam, 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 Zootaxa No. 580, pp 2, Figs. 1, 2a.
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Last Update 2018 Aug 15 11:35 (species record created: 2018 Aug 12 13:58)