Catla (Labeo catla, Katol Maach), also known as the major South Asian carp. It is an economically important South Asian freshwater fish in the carp family Cyprinidae.
It is native to rivers and lakes in northern India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, but has also been introduced elsewhere in South Asia and is commonly farmed. In Nepal it is called Bhakura.
Catla is a fish with large and broad head, a large protruding lower jaw, and upturned mouth.
It has large, greyish scales on its dorsal side and whitish on its belly. It’s very tasty, delicious and nutritionally very rich in protein.