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Scientific NameOmpok argestes  Sudasinghe & Meegaskumbura, 2016
Common Name
Type LocalityBentara River basin, Sri Lanka.
PronunciationAwm pok
EtymologyThe 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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IdentificationThe 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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ReferencesZootaxa 4158 (no. 2), pp 262, Figs. 1, 2C.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Mar 12 12:38 (species record created: 2016 Aug 29 05:43)