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Ompok bimaculatus  (Bloch, 1794)

Butter catfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Etymology: Ompok: It is a bad reproduction of a Malayam fish name as limpok/ompok (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 4 - 28; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 2 m.   Tropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672), preferred ?

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Asia: Indian subcontinent and Myanmar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 22.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found in quiet, shallow (0.5-1.5 m), often muddy water, in sandy streams, rivers and tanks (Ref. 6028). Also occur in canals, beels and inundated fields (Ref. 1479). Feed on vegetable matter and fish (Ref. 6028).

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Ng, H.H. and R.K. Hadiaty, 2009. Ompok brevirictus, a new catfish (Teleostei: Siluridae) from Sumatra. Zootaxa 2232:50-60. (Ref. 82371)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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