from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fish of the family Anabantidæ, Anabas scandens. The gill-covers are the principal means by which the fish climbs. Also called
climbing-perch. See Anabas.
- noun A gobioid fish of the north of New South Wales and of Queensland, Periophthalmus australis. Also called
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The most celebrated of these is the _Anabas_, or "climbing-fish." an Indian fish, which not only can remain many days out of the water, but also amuses itself by climbing up the palm trees -- it is hard to say how -- and establishing itself in the little pools of water left by the rain at the roots of the leaves.