Meet the Wallago Catfish or Helicopter Catfish (Wallago leerii), a freshwater catfish which belongs to the Siluridae family.

The fish is native to Southeast Asia, and Greater Sunda Islands of Sumatra and Borneo where it is known as ‘ikan tapah’ or ‘tapa’. It is found in large rivers and lakes.

The Wallago Catfish is one of the 89 species of fish which have been identified within the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) area.

Wallago Catfish (Wallago leeri)
Wallago leeri  (Source: Wikipedia)