Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Siluridae
Etymology: Ompok: It is a bad reproduction of a Malayam fish name as limpok/ompok (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Ref. 4833). Reported from Bhutan (Ref. 40882).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 17 - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12190)
Adults inhabit clear as well as muddy rivers, streams, ponds and lakes (Ref. 41236).
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00362 - 0.01003), b=3.02 (2.87 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 2,500).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 167 [70, 346] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.752 [0.380, 1.599] mg/100g ; Protein = 15.9 [14.3, 17.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.28 [0.12, 0.68] g/100g ; Selenium = 43.5 [16.3, 131.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 216 [37, 792] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.98 [0.65, 1.56] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.