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
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I ascended the rivers with the salmon, and fathomed the motives of the climbing-perch.Tales of the Chesapeake
George Alfred Townsend