The most interesting member of this family is anabas scandens, the climbing perch.
In 1797 Lieutenant Daldorf describes his capture of an anabas, five feet above the water, on the bark of a palm-tree.
The fish which the moodliar sent to me proved to be an anabas, and closely resembles the Perca scandens of Daldorf.
A related species is the equally famous tree-climber of India (anabas scandens).
These labyrinthal water-chambers are particularly numerous and complicated in the anabas just mentioned.
The most celebrated example of this faculty, however, is the climbing perch (anabas scandens) of India.
Like anabas, the climbing perch, it possesses a suprabranchial accessory respiratory organ.