Anabas



any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia.
Historical Examples

The most interesting member of this family is anabas scandens, the climbing perch.
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan

In 1797 Lieutenant Daldorf describes his capture of an anabas, five feet above the water, on the bark of a palm-tree.
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan

The fish which the moodliar sent to me proved to be an anabas, and closely resembles the Perca scandens of Daldorf.
Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2) James Emerson Tennent

A related species is the equally famous tree-climber of India (anabas scandens).
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan

These labyrinthal water-chambers are particularly numerous and complicated in the anabas just mentioned.
The Romance of Natural History, Second Series Philip Henry Gosse

The most celebrated example of this faculty, however, is the climbing perch (anabas scandens) of India.
The Romance of Natural History, Second Series Philip Henry Gosse

Like anabas, the climbing perch, it possesses a suprabranchial accessory respiratory organ.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2 Various

noun
any of several labyrinth fishes of the genus Anabas, esp the climbing fish

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