Definition of climbing perch in English:

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climbing perch

noun

A small, edible freshwater fish that is able to breathe air and move over land, native to Africa and Asia.
  • Family Anabantidae: three genera and several species, including Anabas testudinens.
Example sentences
  • He cites the walking catfish, climbing perch, and mudskippers as other examples.
  • The fish is called climbing perch since it can wander across land to find new habitats.
  • Both climbing perch and walking catfish are also likely to compete with native species for both food and space.

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Syllabification: climb·ing perch

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