climbing perch

noun

Definition of climbing perch

: a small perchlike Indian fish (Anabas scandens) that has part of the gill apparatus modified into leaflike expansions for the breathing of air, often travels overland by means of its spiny projecting fin rays, and is said to climb trees

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“Climbing perch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/climbing%20perch. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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