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Ompok siluroides Lacepède 1803

Comprehensive Description

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    Occurs in streams and rivers of all sizes with currents ranging from sluggish to moderate (Ref. 12693). Moves into freshly inundated habitats during the flood season (Ref. 12693). Feeds on crustaceans and mollusks (Ref. 12693). Sold fresh or smoked on skewers (Ref. 12693).
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Morphology

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    Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Analsoft rays: 54 - 74
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Diagnostic Description

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    Two pairs of barbels; maxillary barbels reaching pelvic fins or anal fins; mandibullary barbels minute, about as long as diameter of eye. Eyes small, covered by skin. Dorsal and pelvic fins small; anal fin long; pectoral fins well developed (Ref. 4792); vomerine teeth in 2 patches (Ref. 12693). Brown, usually marmorated body with conspicuous round black blotch above pectoral base (Ref. 43281).
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Trophic Strategy

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    Occurs in streams and rivers of all sizes with currents ranging from sluggish to moderate. Moves into freshly inundated habitats during the flood season. Feeds on crustaceans and mollusks (Ref. 12693).
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Threats

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    Not Evaluated
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