climbing perch


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climbing perch

n.
A freshwater fish (Anabas testudineus) of tropical Asia that is able to breathe air and to travel over land using its spiny gill covers.

climb′ing perch′


n.
a brown labyrinth fish, Anabas testudineus, of SE Asia and the Malay Archipelago, having a specialized breathing apparatus that enables it to move about on land.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.climbing perch - a small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe airclimbing perch - a small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air; has spiny pectoral fins that enable it to travel on land
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
Anabas, genus Anabas - the type genus of the family Anabantidae; small fish that resemble perch
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Anabas testudineus, the climbing perch is a fish species in the family of Anabantidae.
In the next decade I identified a UZ Zambezi grunter angled from Olive Beadle camp by a young girl, brought to me by her mother, followed a few months later, by a many-spined climbing perch caught by Brian Macgregor at Msuna camp.
Climbing perch mature at approximately 70-100 mm in size and breeds in paddy fields and seasonal ponds with at least 10-25 cm depth.
The climbing perch Anabas testudineus (Bloch 1792) is a teleost belonging to the family Anabantidae and order Perciformes.