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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Terengganu, Selangor, Perak and Pahang (Peninsular Malaysia); Pulau Bintan (Riau Archipelago), as well as Kalimantan Barat and Kalimantan Tengah (Borneo).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57235)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits stenotopic to peats (Ref. 57235). Collected from shallow blackwaters in a peat swamp heavily disturbed by logging activities. Feed mainly on insect larvae, with adults eating fish instead. Previously known as O. leiacanthus newly described by Tan & Ng (1996) (Ref. 57235).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tan, T.H.T. and P.K.L. Ng, 1996. Catfishes of the Ompok leiacanthus (Bleeker, 1853) species group (Teleostei: Siluridae) from Southeast Asia, with description of a new species. Raffles Bull. Zool. 44(2):531-542. (Ref. 41243)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00276 - 0.01147), 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
): 3.7 ±0.58 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .