climbing perch

  1. a brown labyrinth fish, Anabas testudineus, of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, having a specialized breathing apparatus that enables it to leave the water and move about on land.

Origin of climbing perch

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby climbing perch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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