Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Siluridae
Etymology: Ompok: It is a bad reproduction of a Malayam fish name as limpok/ompok (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: lower Mekong and central Thailand through Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
soft rays: 74 - 84;
Vertebrae: 54 - 55. Head width 10.0-10.7% SL; caudal peduncle depth 4.3-5.1% SL; 74-80 anal fin rays, and 54-55 vertebrae (Ref. 52514). Dorsal fin much shorter than head length; maxillary barbel extending to middle of anal fin; mandibular barbels shorter than head; a small distinct spot at caudal-fin base; vomerine tooth patches joined at midline by narrow strip of teeth (Ref. 12693). Elongated dark blotch above pectoral base; sometimes a mid-lateral stripe on body; pointed caudal lobes (Ref. 43281).
Lives in lowland rivers and streams including peats (Ref. 57235). Occurs in medium to large-sized rivers (Ref. 12975). Found in slowly moving waters and lakes. Feeds on fishes, prawns, and crustaceans. Moves into seasonally flooded habitats during periods of high water and can usually be found around submerged woody vegetation. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00283 - 0.01169), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.64 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .