Anabantidae


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Related to Anabantidae: Anabas testudineus, Climbing gourami

Anabantidae

[‚an·ə′ban·tə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A fresh-water family of actinopterygian fishes in the order Perciformes, including climbing perches and gourami.
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Anabantidae (climbing perch) and Cyprinidae (minnows) probably evolved in S.
Anabantidae and Osphronemidae evolved from a common ancester, the descandants of which separated into two groups, one moving away to Africa and other to South East Asia.