from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Sir John Richardson's iehthyological system, a family of acanthopterygian fishes: same as Labyrinthici or Anabantidæ.
- In Günther's ichthyological system, the sixteenth division of Acanthopterygii: fishes having the body compressed, oblong or elevated, scales of moderate size, and a superbranchial organ in a cavity accessory to the gillcavity for the purpose of retaining water. It includes the Labyrinthici or Anabantidæ and the Luciocephalidæ.
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