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Ompok bimaculatus (Pabda catfish; Onespot catfish; Indian butter-catfish; Glass catfish; Butter catfish)

Synonyms: Callichrous bimaculatus; Callichrous chechra; Callichrous macrophthalmus; Callichrous nebulosus; Callichrus nebulosus; Ompak bimaculatus; Pseudosilurus bimaculatus; Pseudosilurus macropthalmos; Pseudosilurus macropthalmus; Silurus bimaculatus; Silurus chechra; Silurus duda; Silurus microcephalus; Silurus mysoricus; Silurus nebulosus; Wallago bimaculatus; Wallago microcephalus
Language: Assamese; Bengali; Burmese; Danish; Finnish; German; Gujarati; Hindi; Javanese; Kannada; Khasi; Khmer; Laotian; Malay; Malayalam; Mandarin Chinese; Manipuri; Marathi; Nepali; Oriya; Punjabi; Russian; Sindhi; Sinhalese; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Vietnamese

Wikipedia Abstract

Ompok bimaculatus, known as butter catfish, is a species of sheatfishes native to Asian countries such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, but recently identified in Myanmar. Known in Thailand as Pla cha on (ปลาชะโอน), it is one of the very similar catfish species known in the markets as Pla nuea on (วงศ์ปลาเนื้ออ่อน). It is valued for its delicate flesh and is also used for making high-quality fish balls.
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Migration [1]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Danau Sentarum National Park 347674 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Gunung Leuser National Park II 2203368 Sumatra, Indonesia
Indravati Tiger Reserve   Chhattishgarh, India      
Krau Wildlife Reserve IV 149823 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve 1364022 India  
Putrajaya Wetland Wetland Reserve 487 Malaysia
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  


Parasitized by 
Allocreadium mahaseri <Unverified Name>[2]
Bychowskyella asiatica <Unverified Name>[2]
Bychowskyella kanpurensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Cosmoxynemoides indica <Unverified Name>[2]
Cucullanus callichroi <Unverified Name>[2]
Eustrongylides tubifex <Unverified Name>[2]
Falcaustra brevicaudatum <Unverified Name>[2]
Gnathostoma spinigerum <Unverified Name>[2]
Gonocerca crassa[2]
Haplorchis yokogawai[2]
Isoparorchis hypselobagri <Unverified Name>[2]
Pallisentis gaboes[2]
Paragendria callichroi <Unverified Name>[2]
Philometra suraiyae <Unverified Name>[2]
Phyllodistomum bimaculatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Phyllodistomum folium[2]
Pleurogenes attui <Unverified Name>[2]
Pleurogenes pabdai <Unverified Name>[2]
Procamallanus clarius <Unverified Name>[2]
Procamallanus heteropneustus <Unverified Name>[2]
Procamallanus mysti <Unverified Name>[2]
Procamallanus ompoci <Unverified Name>[2]
Procamallanus singhi <Unverified Name>[2]
Rhabdochona dasi <Unverified Name>[2]
Rhabdochona mazeedi <Unverified Name>[2]
Sphincteristomum ompoki <Unverified Name>[2]
Spirocamallanus alii <Unverified Name>[2]
Spirocamallanus mysti <Unverified Name>[2]
Thaparocleidus malabaricus[2]
Thaparocleidus wallagonius[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar

Range Map

Afghanistan; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Afghanistan to China, Thailand and Borneo. Endangered status in the Western Ghats, India (Ref. 44150).; Bangladesh; Cambodia; Cauvery; Chao Phraya River; Chilka Lake; China; Godavari; Great Lake; India; Indonesia; Indus; Krishna River; Lao People's Dem. Rep.; Mekong; Myanmar; Nepal; Oriental; Pakistan; Palearctic; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Tonle Sap; Viet Nam;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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