any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia.
- Compare climbing perch.
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How to use anabas in a sentence
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
These labyrinthal water-chambers are particularly numerous and complicated in the anabas just mentioned.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series | Philip Henry Gosse
Like anabas, the climbing perch, it possesses a suprabranchial accessory respiratory organ.
Thus, certain fishes related to the wonderful anabas—the perch that climbs trees!Chatterbox, 1906 | Various
The fish which the moodliar sent to me proved to be an anabas, and closely resembles the Perca scandens of Daldorf.
British Dictionary definitions for anabas
any of several labyrinth fishes of the genus Anabas, esp the climbing fish
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