climbing perch definition

  • noun:
    • A freshwater fish (Anabas testudineus) of tropical Asia, having customized gills allowing it to breathe atmosphere and pectoral fins adapted for taking a trip on land.
    • identical to climbing-fish.
    • a tiny perch of India whose gills are modified allowing it to inhale atmosphere; has spiny pectoral fins that make it possible for it to visit on land
  • others:
    • See Anabas, and Labyrinthici.

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