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What is the distinguishing characteristic of the Anabantoidei species of fish, known as gourames?

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What is the distinguishing characteristic of the Anabantoidei species of fish, known as gourames, one of which is the Siamese fighting fish?

posted Mar 27 by Mishthy Mukherjee

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They can breathe air
The fish have a labyrinth organ which acts like a lung. Most of this species breathe initially with their gills and only develop the labyrinth organs when older. They vary in appearance, behaviour and colour, and are endemic to the fresh waters of Asia and Africa.

answer Mar 28 by Anuradha Tabyal
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