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

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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


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;

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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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