Pabda is a delicate fish with very flavourful flesh. Pabda or Pabo (in english) is also known as Bangladeshi Butter fish because of its buttery soft flesh and smooth skin. It is a small sweet water fish which belongs to catfish family. It has no scales and one large bone in the middle. But unlike large catfish it has some tiny bones along the belly. Though these small bones are very soft and can be chewed.