There are currently two recognized species in this genus:
- Anabas cobojius (F. Hamilton, 1822) (Gangetic koi)
- Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792) (Climbing perch)
Anabas possess a labyrinth organ, a structure in the fish's head which allows it to breathe atmospheric oxygen, and therefore can be out of water for an extended period of time (6–8 hours).
Anabas are carnivorous, living on a diet of water invertebrates and their larvae, and guard their eggs.
|Wikispecies has information related to: Anabas|
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Anabas in FishBase. December 2012 version.
- "...A. testudineus is known to inhabit brackish water, efforts should be made in the future to determine the effects of increased salinity on its branchial functions and air-breathing capacity. * http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/full/209/22/4475"
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