labyrinth fish


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labyrinth fish

n
(Animals) any tropical freshwater spiny-finned fish of the family Anabantidae of SE Asia and Africa, having a lunglike respiratory organ. See also anabantid
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They can gulp air, rather use their gills, because they are labyrinth fish, which also helps them survive in dirty puddles.
The El-Hosh curvilinear designs may be representations of fish traps (Huyge 1998a; 1998b), as their outlines bear remarkable similarities to the ground plan of a universally known fish-trapping device, namely the labyrinth fish fence (Von Brandt 1984: 163-5).