Rohu or roho labeo is a species of fish of the carp family, found in rivers in South Asia. It is an omnivore.
It is called rahu in Maithali and Nepali. In Hindi it is called rehu (rawas is the Indian Salmon, which is quite different). It is called rohi in Oriya, rui in Bengali,rehu in Latin Nepali (now extinct), rou in Assamese and Sylheti, rohu itself in Madhesh, Nepal as well as in Thailand, Bangladesh, northern India , Pakistan and Myanmar. It is a non-oily/white fish in Nepal and India.
It reaches a maximum length of 2 m (6.6 ft) and a weight of about 110 kg (240 lb). It may reach even greater weights in the northern part of Nepal.
Rohu is very commonly eaten in Bangladesh and the Indian states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. The Maithil Brahmins and the Kayastha community of Nepal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh treats it as one of their most sacred foods, to be eaten on all auspicious occasions. Rohu is the most commonly used fish in India, Pakistan and is usually eaten fried, or in a sauce with spices.