Climbing perch, also called Walking Fish, (Anabas testudineus), small Asian freshwater fish noted for its ability to live and walk about out of water. The walking fish has been known to live outside of water for up to 6 days. The climbing perch is an air-breathing labyrinth fish. It lives in ponds and ditches and sometimes emerges for short periods, “walking” with a jerky motion, aided by its tail and by spines on the lower edges of its gill covers.
- Length: 21.5cm
- Width: 9.0cm
- From Owner Jay Villemarette's private collection