Ompok bimaculatus (Bloch, 1794)
Butter catfish
Ompok bimaculatus
photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Max. size:  45 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 4 - 28; depth range 0 - 2 m, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Indian subcontinent and Myanmar.
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 13 October 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 16.11.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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